AMD Radeon HD 6290 vs HD 8970 OEM

AMD Radeon HD 6290
AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
not rated
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
Zacate
 
Tahiti
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
1 July 2011
 
8 January 2013

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
80
 
2048
Core clock speed
280 MHz
 
925 MHz
Boost Clock
400 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
292 million
 
4,313 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
19 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
5.2 GTexel / s
 
118.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
104 gflops
 
3,789 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
274 mm
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
n/d
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
3 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
384 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
5500 MHz
Memory bandwidth
12.8 GB / s
 
264.0 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6290 and Radeon HD 8970 OEM, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
12.0 (11_1)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.5

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6290

Less power hungry (19 vs 250 watts)
DirectX 11
UVD3
Turbo Core 400MHz

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

Much newer (8 January 2013 vs 1 July 2011)
More pipelines (2048 vs 80)
Higher memory bandwidth (264 vs 12.8 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

So, HD 6290 or HD 8970 OEM?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6290 and AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 6290 is a notebook card while Radeon HD 8970 OEM is a desktop one.
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