AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM: specs and benchmarks

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AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM
Radeon HD 8970 OEM
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  • 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
Year of release 2013
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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 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.

General info

Some basic facts about Radeon HD 8970 OEM: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ratingnot rated
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameTahiti
Market segmentDesktop
Release date8 January 2013 (9 years ago)

Technical specs

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 cores2048of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed925 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors4,313 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)250 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate118.4of 959.6 (Radeon RX 7900 XTX)
Floating-point performance3,789 gflopsof 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).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length274 mm
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors1x 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 have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount3 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width384 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5500 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth264.0 GB/sof 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8970 OEM, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_1)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 8970 OEM. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


We have no data on Radeon HD 8970 OEM benchmark results.


NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 8970 OEM from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 970.

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