Radeon HD 8970 OEM vs Radeon R9 280X

Radeon HD 8970 OEM
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Jan 2013
Radeon HD 8970 OEM

Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 280X

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 8970 OEM

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 280X

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

No clear winner declared




Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 8970 OEM Radeon R9 280X
GPU Name Tahiti (Tahiti XT) vs Tahiti (Tahiti XTL)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 352 mm² vs 352 mm²
Transistors 4,313 million vs 4,313 million
Shaders 2048 vs 2048
Compute Units 32 vs 32
Core clock 925 MHz vs 850 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 128 vs 128

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 8970 OEM Radeon R9 280X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 384 bit vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 3072 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 8970 OEM Radeon R9 280X
TDP 250 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 8 Jan 2013 vs 8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8970 OEM
    29.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 8970 OEM
    118.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    109.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 8970 OEM
    264.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 8970 OEM
    3789.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280X
    3482.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better