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Geforce GTX 670 vs Radeon RX 5500 XT

Intro

The Geforce GTX 670 features a clock frequency of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1344 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 5500 XT, which comes with clock speeds of 1717 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 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
Geforce GTX 670 170 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (31%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon RX 5500 XT will be 19% faster than the Geforce GTX 670 overall, because of its greater data rate. (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 (about 47%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Geforce GTX 670. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5500 XT will be much (approximately 88%) faster with regards to AA than the Geforce GTX 670, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (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 3500 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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount 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 drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum 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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