Radeon HD 8970 

Expected October, 2013
  • 1.1 GHz
  • 3 GB GDDR5

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8970

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

Radeon HD 8970
288 GB/s
Radeon HD 7970
264 GB/s
GeForce GTX 780
288.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 8970
50.4 GPixel/s
Radeon HD 7970
29.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 780
41.4 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8970
168 GTexel/s
Radeon HD 7970
118.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 780
165.7 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8970
5,376 GFLOPS
Radeon HD 7970
3,789 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 780
3,977 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

Radeon HD 8970
2,560

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Radeon HD 8970
128

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand AMD
GPU name Curaçao XT
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,050 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card None

raw performance

Shading units 2,560
Texture mapping units 128
Render output processors 48
Compute units 40
Pixel rate 50.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 168 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 5,376 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit
Memory 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 288 GB/s
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