AMD Radeon HD 6970 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

AMD Radeon HD 6970
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
18.55
 
13.40
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Fermi
Code name
Cayman
 
GF114
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
reference
 
n/d
Release date
14 December 2010
 
25 January 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$369
 
$249
Price now
$95
 
$138

Technical specs

Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti'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 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
384
Core clock speed
n/d
 
822 MHz
Boost Clock
880 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
2,640 million
 
1,950 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
550 Watt
 
170 Watt
Texture fill rate
84.5 GTexel / s
 
52.7 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2,703.4 gflops
 
1,263.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti 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).
Bus support
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 
2x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti: 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
DDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1375 MHz
 
2004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
128.3 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Eyefinity
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 11
 
11
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 6970 14.60
GTX 560 Ti 15.32 +4.9%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

HD 6970 3470
GTX 560 Ti 3470

Passmark

HD 6970 3524
GTX 560 Ti 3528 +0.1%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4546 +0.1%
 
4541 −0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4546 +0.1%
 
4541 −0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
273 Mh/s +213.8%
 
87 Mh/s −213.8%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
n/d
 
0.39 Gh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6970

More pipelines (1536 vs 384)
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
CrossfireX

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

4.9% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (25 January 2011 vs 14 December 2010)
Cheaper ($249 vs $369)
Less power hungry (170 vs 550 watts)

So, HD 6970 or GTX 560 Ti?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 6970 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti. The differences in performance seem too small.
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