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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Pro 560

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Pro 560

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Higher clock speed 925 MHz vs 680 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,100 MHz vs 3,600 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Slightly higher texture rate 59.2 GTexel/s vs 32.6 GTexel/s More than 80% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,275 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Front view of Radeon HD 6970M Mac

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Mac

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Higher memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s vs 81.6 GB/s More than 40% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors

Features Key features of the Radeon Pro 560  vs HD 6970M Mac 

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

Radeon Pro 560
81.6 GB/s
Radeon HD 6970M Mac
115.2 GB/s

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

Radeon Pro 560
14.8 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6970M Mac
21.76 GPixel/s

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

Radeon Pro 560
59.2 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6970M Mac
32.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Pro 560
1,894.4 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6970M Mac
1,305.6 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 Pro 560  vs
HD 6970M Mac 
GPU name Baffin Blackcomb
Clock speed 925 MHz 680 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,024 960
Texture mapping units 64 48
Render output processors 16 32
Compute units 16 12
Pixel rate 14.8 GPixel/s 21.76 GPixel/s
Texture rate 59.2 GTexel/s 32.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,894.4 GFLOPS 1,305.6 GFLOPS


Radeon Pro 560  vs
HD 6970M Mac 
Memory clock speed 1,275 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,100 MHz 3,600 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 81.6 GB/s 115.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 75W 75W


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