Radeon RX 560 vs Radeon HD 7970

Radeon RX 560
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Apr 2017
Radeon RX 560
Radeon HD 7970
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Dec 2011
Radeon HD 7970

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 560

175 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7970 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7970

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7970

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7970

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 560Radeon HD 7970
GPU NameBaffin (Baffin XT)vsTahiti (Tahiti XT)
Fab Process14 nmvs28 nm
Die Size123 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors3,000 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders1024vs2048
Compute Units16vs32
Core clock1090 MHzvs925 MHz
ROPs16vs32
TMUs64vs128

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 560Radeon HD 7970
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
7000 MHz effective
vs1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 560Radeon HD 7970
TDP75 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date1 Apr 2017vs22 Dec 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 560
    19.20 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    29.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 560
    76.80 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    118.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 560
    112.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7970
    264.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 560
    2457.60 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7970
    3789.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better