AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
- Core clock speed 925 MHz
- Max video memory 3 GB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 5500 MHz
- Maximum resolution
AMD started Radeon HD 8970 OEM sales 8 January 2013. This is GCN 1.0 architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 3 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.5 GHz are supplied, and together with 384 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 264.0 GB/s.
Compatibility-wise, this is dual-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 274 mm. One 6-pin and one 8-pin connectors are required, and power consumption is at 250 Watt.
We have no data on Radeon HD 8970 OEM benchmark results.
Some basic facts about Radeon HD 8970 OEM: architecture, market segment, release date etc.
|Place in performance rating||not rated|
|Architecture||GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)|
|GPU code name||Tahiti|
|Release date||8 January 2013 (9 years ago)|
Radeon HD 8970 OEM's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 8970 OEM's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
|Pipelines / CUDA cores||2048||of 18432 (AD102)|
|Core clock speed||925 MHz||of 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)|
|Number of transistors||4,313 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||28 nm||of 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||250 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||118.4||of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)|
|Floating-point performance||3,789 gflops||of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)|
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 8970 OEM's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
|Interface||PCIe 3.0 x16|
|Supplementary power connectors||1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin|
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8970 OEM: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.
|Maximum RAM amount||3 GB||of 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory bus width||384 Bit||of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)|
|Memory clock speed||5500 MHz||of 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)|
|Memory bandwidth||264.0 GB/s||of 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8970 OEM. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.
|Display Connectors||1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort|
APIs supported by Radeon HD 8970 OEM, sometimes including their particular versions.
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8970 OEM from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 970.
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