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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 460 1024SP

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 460 1024SP

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Higher clock speed 1,090 MHz vs 880 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 250W 3.3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6970

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AMD Radeon HD 6970

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Higher memory bandwidth 176 GB/s vs 112 GB/s More than 55% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly higher pixel rate 28.16 GPixel/s vs 19.2 GPixel/s More than 45% higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,024 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 96 vs 64 32 more texture mapping units
More compute units 24 vs 16 8 more compute units

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 460 1024SP  vs HD 6970 

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

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

Radeon RX 460 1024SP
19.2 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6970
28.16 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 460 1024SP
76.8 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6970
84.48 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 460 1024SP
2,457.6 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6970
2,703 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 RX 460 1024SP  vs
HD 6970 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Baffin Cayman XT
Clock speed 1,090 MHz 880 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,024 1,536
Texture mapping units 64 96
Render output processors 16 32
Compute units 16 24
Pixel rate 19.2 GPixel/s 28.16 GPixel/s
Texture rate 76.8 GTexel/s 84.48 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,457.6 GFLOPS 2,703 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 460 1024SP  vs
HD 6970 
Memory clock speed 1,750 MHz 1,375 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz 5,500 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 112 GB/s 176 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 75W 250W

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