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GeForce RTX 3070 Ti vs Radeon HD 7990

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti features a core clock frequency of 1575 MHz and a GDDR6X memory speed of 1188 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 8 nm design. It features 6144 SPUs, 192 TAUs, and 96 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7990, which comes with core clock speeds of 950 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 290 Watts
Radeon HD 7990 375 Watts
Difference: 85 Watts (29%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti should be a small bit faster than the Radeon HD 7990 in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 622899 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7990 576000 MB/sec
Difference: 46899 (8%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will be quite a bit (more or less 24%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7990. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 302400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7990 243200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 59200 (24%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti will be much (about 149%) better at FSAA than the Radeon HD 7990, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 151200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7990 60800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 90400 (149%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Radeon HD 7990
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2021 April 2013
Code Name Ampere GA104-400-A1 Malta
Memory 8192 MB 3072 MB (x2)
Core Speed 1575 MHz 950 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 1188 GB/s 6000 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 290 watts 375 watts
Bandwidth 622899 MB/sec 576000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 302400 Mtexels/sec 243200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 151200 Mpixels/sec 60800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 6144 2048 (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 192 128 (x2)
Render Output Units 96 32 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR6X GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit (x2)
Fab Process 8 nm 28 nm
Transistors 17400 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

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Radeon HD 7990

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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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