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Radeon HD 6970 vs Radeon R7 370 2G

Intro

The Radeon HD 6970 features a clock frequency of 880 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1375 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 1536 SPUs, 96 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which comes with clock speeds of 975 MHz on the GPU, and 1400 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon R7 370 2G 5582 points
Radeon HD 6970 3470 points
Difference: 2112 (61%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 2G 110 Watts
Radeon HD 6970 250 Watts
Difference: 140 Watts (127%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R7 370 2G will be 2% quicker than the Radeon HD 6970 overall, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 179200 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6970 176000 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (2%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6970 should be much (approximately 35%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R7 370 2G. (explain)

Radeon HD 6970 84480 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 62400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 22080 (35%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 370 2G is a better choice, though only just barely. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 31200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6970 28160 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3040 (11%)

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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Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 6970 Radeon R7 370 2G
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year December 2010 June 2015
Code Name Cayman XT Trinidad
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 880 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 5500 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 176000 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 84480 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 28160 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 1024
Texture Mapping Units 96 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2640 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 6970

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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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