AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM: specs and benchmarks

AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

Summary

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 2-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.

General info

Of Radeon HD 8970 OEM's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Code name
Tahiti
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
8 January 2013
 

Technical specs

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 8970 OEM's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
925 MHz
 
Transistor count
4,313 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
118.4 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
3,789 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

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 video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
Length
274 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
5500 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
264.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

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

API support

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

Other GPUs

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