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Geforce GTX 670 vs Radeon RX 5500 XT

Intro

The Geforce GTX 670 features core clock speeds of 915 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 5500 XT, which uses a 7 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1717 MHz. The GDDR6 memory works at a frequency of 14000 MHz on this specific model. It features 1408 SPUs as well as 88 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 5500 XT 130 Watts
Geforce GTX 670 170 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (31%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 5500 XT should in theory be just a bit better than the Geforce GTX 670 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 XT 229376 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 670 192000 MB/sec
Difference: 37376 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 XT will be a lot (approximately 47%) more effective at AF than the Geforce GTX 670. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 XT 151096 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 102480 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 48616 (47%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5500 XT is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 XT 54944 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 29280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 25664 (88%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Geforce GTX 670

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Radeon RX 5500 XT

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Geforce GTX 670 Radeon RX 5500 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2012 December 2019
Code Name GK104 Navi 14 XTX
Memory 2048 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 915 MHz 1717 MHz
Memory Speed 6000 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 130 watts
Bandwidth 192000 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 102480 Mtexels/sec 151096 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 54944 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1344 1408
Texture Mapping Units 112 88
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 3540 million 6400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Geforce GTX 670

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Radeon RX 5500 XT

Amazon.com

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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