Radeon HD 8970 OEM vs Radeon R9 280X

Radeon HD 8970 OEM
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Jan 2013
Radeon HD 8970 OEM
Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
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

We have no data to declare a winner at this time.



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 8970 OEMRadeon R9 280X
GPU NameTahiti (Tahiti XT)vsTahiti (Tahiti XTL)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size352 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors4,313 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders2048vs2048
Compute Units32vs32
Core clock925 MHzvs850 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs128vs128

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 8970 OEMRadeon R9 280X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width384 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
vs1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size3072 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 8970 OEMRadeon R9 280X
TDP250 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date8 Jan 2013vs8 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