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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Pro 570

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Pro 570

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 680 MHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,800 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 90% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 217.6 GB/s vs 115.2 GB/s Around 90% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,584 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS Around 2.8x better floating-point performance
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 112 GTexel/s vs 32.6 GTexel/s Around 3.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more compute units 38 vs 12 26 more compute units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,700 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 90% higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 112 vs 48 64 more texture mapping units
More shading units 1,792 vs 960 832 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 32 GPixel/s vs 21.76 GPixel/s More than 45% higher pixel rate
Front view of Radeon HD 6970M Mac

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6970M Mac

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Lower TDP 75W vs 120W Around 40% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon Pro 570  vs HD 6970M Mac 

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

Radeon Pro 570
217.6 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 570
32 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6970M Mac
21.76 GPixel/s

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

Radeon Pro 570
112 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6970M Mac
32.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon Pro 570
3,584 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

gpu

Radeon Pro 570  vs
HD 6970M Mac 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Polaris 20 Blackcomb
Clock speed 1,000 MHz 680 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,792 960
Texture mapping units 112 48
Render output processors 32 32
Compute units 38 12
Pixel rate 32 GPixel/s 21.76 GPixel/s
Texture rate 112 GTexel/s 32.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,584 GFLOPS 1,305.6 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon Pro 570  vs
HD 6970M Mac 
Memory clock speed 1,700 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,800 MHz 3,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 217.6 GB/s 115.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 120W 75W

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