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Radeon HD 7970 vs Radeon RX 5500 XT

Intro

The Radeon HD 7970 comes with core speeds of 925 MHz on the GPU, and 1375 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 5500 XT, which features core clock speeds of 1717 MHz on the GPU, and 14000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 1408 SPUs along with 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
Radeon HD 7970 250 Watts
Difference: 120 Watts (92%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 7970 should be a bit faster than the Radeon RX 5500 XT in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 7970 264000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 5500 XT 229376 MB/sec
Difference: 34624 (15%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 XT will be much (approximately 28%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7970. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 XT 151096 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7970 118400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 32696 (28%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5500 XT is superior to the Radeon HD 7970, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 5500 XT 54944 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7970 29600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 25344 (86%)

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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Radeon HD 7970

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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 Radeon HD 7970 Radeon RX 5500 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year January 2012 December 2019
Code Name Tahiti XT Navi 14 XTX
Memory 3072 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 925 MHz 1717 MHz
Memory Speed 5500 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 130 watts
Bandwidth 264000 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 118400 Mtexels/sec 151096 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29600 Mpixels/sec 54944 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2048 1408
Texture Mapping Units 128 88
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 4313 million 6400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 7970

Amazon.com

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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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