GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs Radeon HD 6970

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 25 Oct 2016
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Radeon HD 6970
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 14 Dec 2010
Radeon HD 6970


Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

175 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 6970 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6970

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 TiRadeon HD 6970
GPU NameGP107 (GP107-400-A1)vsCayman (Cayman XT)
Fab Process14 nmvs40 nm
Die Size132 mm²vs389 mm²
Transistors3,300 millionvs2,640 million
Compute Units6vs24
Core clock1290 MHzvs880 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1050 TiRadeon HD 6970
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed1752 MHz
7008 MHz effective
vs1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1050 TiRadeon HD 6970
TDP75 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date25 Oct 2016vs14 Dec 2010

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    41.30 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 6970
    28.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    61.90 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 6970
    84.50 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    112.10 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 6970
    176.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    1981.40 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 6970
    2703.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better