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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8970

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8970

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Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 863 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 5,376 GFLOPS vs 3,977 GFLOPS More than 35% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 50.4 GPixel/s vs 41.4 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,304 256 more shading units
Front view of GeForce GTX 780

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780

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Significantly more texture mapping units 192 vs 128 64 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8970  vs GeForce GTX 780 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 8970
288 GB/s
GeForce GTX 780
288.4 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 8970
50.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 780
41.4 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 8970
168 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 780
165.7 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8970
5,376 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 780
3,977 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon HD 8970  vs
GeForce GTX 780 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Curaçao XT GK110
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,050 MHz 863 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560 2,304
Texture mapping units 128 192
Render output processors 48 48
Pixel rate 50.4 GPixel/s 41.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 168 GTexel/s 165.7 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,376 GFLOPS 3,977 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 8970  vs
GeForce GTX 780 
Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit 384 bit
Memory 3,072 MB 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 288 GB/s 288.4 GB/s

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