Radeon Vega 8 vs Radeon HD 5970

Radeon Vega 8
Memory: 0Mb System Shared DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2018
Radeon Vega 8
Radeon HD 5970
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Nov 2009
Radeon HD 5970

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon Vega 8

229 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 5970 .
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 5970

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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 5970

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 5970

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon Vega 8 Radeon HD 5970
GPU Name Raven Ridge () vs Hemlock (Hemlock XT)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 40 nm
Die Size 210 mm² vs 334 mm²
Transistors 4,940 million vs 2,154 million
Shaders 512 vs 1600
Compute Units 8 vs 20
Core clock 300 MHz vs 725 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 32 vs 80

Memory Configuration

Radeon Vega 8 Radeon HD 5970
Memory Type System Shared vs GDDR5
Bus Width System Shared vs 256 bit x2
Memory Speed System Shared vs 1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
Memory Size 0 Mb vs 1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon Vega 8 Radeon HD 5970
TDP 65 watts vs 294 watts
Release Date 13 Feb 2018 vs 18 Nov 2009

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    17.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 5970
    46.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    35.20 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 5970
    116.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon Vega 8
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 5970
    256.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon Vega 8
    1126.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 5970
    4640.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better