Radeon HD 6970 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Radeon HD 6970
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 14 Dec 2010
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 9 Oct 2012
GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 6970
    126%
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon HD 6970
    150%
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6970

50% higher gaming performance.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 650 Ti

140 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.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 6970

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 6970

The Radeon HD 6970 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (40 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 6970GeForce GTX 650 Ti
GPU NameCayman (Cayman XT)vsGK106 (GK106-220-A1)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size389 mm²vs221 mm²
Transistors2,640 millionvs2,540 million
Shaders1536vs768
Compute Units24vs4
Core clock880 MHzvs928 MHz
ROPs32vs16
TMUs96vs64

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 6970GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
vs1350 MHz
5400 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 6970GeForce GTX 650 Ti
TDP250 wattsvs110 watts
Release Date14 Dec 2010vs9 Oct 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6970
    28.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    14.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6970
    84.50 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    59.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 6970
    176.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    86.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 6970
    2703.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    1425.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 6970
    6000
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    4750

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Alan Wake

  • Radeon HD 6970
    57.8
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    34.6

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • Radeon HD 6970
    65.6
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    43.1

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • Radeon HD 6970
    40.6
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    31.5

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    78.9
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    55.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • Radeon HD 6970
    38.9
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    25.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    38.8
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    29.1

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

DX11,Very High Quality, FXAA

  • Radeon HD 6970
    23
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • Radeon HD 6970
    113.3
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • Radeon HD 6970
    47.3
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    31.6

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • Radeon HD 6970
    66.4
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    46.5

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • Radeon HD 6970
    44.2
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    33.6

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA

  • Radeon HD 6970
    31
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • Radeon HD 6970
    23.4
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    13.7

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • Radeon HD 6970
    51.9
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    31.3

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    52.2
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    28.5

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • Radeon HD 6970
    66.3
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    42.1

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • Radeon HD 6970
    138
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    102.8

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • Radeon HD 6970
    51.3
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    38.5

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    36.6
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    28.1

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • Radeon HD 6970
    33.8
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    30.2

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • Radeon HD 6970
    66.5
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    45.4

FPS (higher is better)

Alan Wake

  • Radeon HD 6970
    37.1
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    20.9

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • Radeon HD 6970
    41
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • Radeon HD 6970
    25.5
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    18.6

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    50.9
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    33.3

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • Radeon HD 6970
    24.2
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    15.2

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    23.5
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    16.3

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • Radeon HD 6970
    82.1
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    52.2

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • Radeon HD 6970
    32.9
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    20.3

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • Radeon HD 6970
    47.6
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    32.6

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • Radeon HD 6970
    30.6
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • Radeon HD 6970
    16
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    10.6

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • Radeon HD 6970
    31.8
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    17.3

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    35.1
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    17.8

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • Radeon HD 6970
    43.2
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    25.9

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • Radeon HD 6970
    108.7
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    68.1

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • Radeon HD 6970
    44.4
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    23.7

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • Radeon HD 6970
    21.9
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    16.3

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • Radeon HD 6970
    22.3
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    19.4

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • Radeon HD 6970
    47
  • GeForce GTX 650 Ti
    30.8

FPS (higher is better)