AMD Radeon HD 6970 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Comparison of Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
84.5 GTexel / s
52.7 GTexel / s
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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
128.3 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
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.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 6970 and GeForce GTX 560 Ti, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
HD 6970 3524
GTX 560 Ti 3528 +0.1%
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
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)
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)
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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