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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 560D

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 560D

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More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 4,200 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,090 MHz vs 930 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 151W 2.3x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 6870

Reasons to consider the
MSI Radeon HD 6870

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More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 29.76 GPixel/s vs 18.8 GPixel/s Around 60% higher pixel rate

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 560D  vs HD 6870 

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

Radeon RX 560D
112 GB/s
Radeon HD 6870
134.4 GB/s

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

Radeon RX 560D
18.8 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 6870
29.76 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 560D
65.8 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 6870
52.08 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 560D
2,106 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 6870
2,083 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 560D  vs
HD 6870 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Baffin Barts XT
Clock speed 1,090 MHz 930 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None AMD Radeon HD 6870 900 MHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 896 1,120
Texture mapping units 56 56
Render output processors 16 32
Compute units 14 14
Pixel rate 18.8 GPixel/s 29.76 GPixel/s
Texture rate 65.8 GTexel/s 52.08 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,106 GFLOPS 2,083 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 560D  vs
HD 6870 
Memory clock speed 1,750 MHz 1,050 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz 4,200 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 112 GB/s 134.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 151W

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