GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Pro 580 vs 6970M among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.6

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon Pro 580 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Pro 580

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AMD Radeon Pro 580

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Much higher clock speed 1,257 MHz vs 680 MHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 1,024 MB 8x more memory
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,000 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better floating-point performance 6,175 GFLOPS vs 1,305.6 GFLOPS Around 4.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 256 GB/s vs 115.2 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher texture rate 193 GTexel/s vs 32.6 GTexel/s Around 6x higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 144 vs 48 Three times as many texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 2,000 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
Significantly better face detection score 109.52 mPixels/s vs 11.38 mPixels/s More than 9.5x better face detection score
Higher pixel rate 42.9 GPixel/s vs 21.76 GPixel/s More than 95% higher pixel rate
Significantly more shading units 2,304 vs 960 1344 more shading units
Significantly more compute units 36 vs 12 Three times as many compute units
Front view of Radeon HD 6970M

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AMD Radeon HD 6970M

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Lower TDP 75W vs 150W 2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon Pro 580 vs HD 6970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 580
659.7 mHash/s
Radeon HD 6970M
60.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 580
109.52 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 6970M
11.38 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 580
1,206.83 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970M
785.77 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 580
709.74 mInteraction/s
Radeon HD 6970M
180.17 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 580
8.9 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970M
1.05 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 580
116.25 frames/s
Radeon HD 6970M
24.46 frames/s

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