AMD Radeon Pro W5500 vs AMD Radeon HD 7970

Comparative analysis of AMD Radeon Pro W5500 and AMD Radeon HD 7970 videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory, Technologies. Benchmark videocards performance analysis: GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames), GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps), Geekbench - OpenCL, CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s), CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s), 3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon Pro W5500

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 8 year(s) 1 month(s) later
  • Around 51% higher boost clock speed: 1400 MHz vs 925 MHz
  • 1040.5x more texture fill rate: 123.2 GTexel/s vs 118.4 GTexel / s
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 7 nm vs 28 nm
  • 2.4x lower typical power consumption: 125 Watt vs 300 Watt
  • 2.7x more maximum memory size: 8 GB vs 3 GB
  • Around 27% higher memory clock speed: 1750 MHz (14000 MHz effective) vs 1375 MHz
  • Around 24% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames): 11713 vs 9448
  • Around 24% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps): 11713 vs 9448
Specifications (specs)
Launch date 10 Feb 2020 vs 22 December 2011
Boost clock speed 1400 MHz vs 925 MHz
Texture fill rate 123.2 GTexel/s vs 118.4 GTexel / s
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm vs 28 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt vs 300 Watt
Maximum memory size 8 GB vs 3 GB
Memory clock speed 1750 MHz (14000 MHz effective) vs 1375 MHz
Benchmarks
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 11713 vs 9448
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 11713 vs 9448
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3355 vs 3350
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3355 vs 3350

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon HD 7970

  • Around 45% higher pipelines: 2048 vs 1408
  • Around 7% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames): 3704 vs 3451
  • Around 7% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps): 3704 vs 3451
Specifications (specs)
Pipelines 2048 vs 1408
Benchmarks
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3704 vs 3451
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3704 vs 3451

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: AMD Radeon Pro W5500
GPU 2: AMD Radeon HD 7970

GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
11713
9448
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
11713
9448
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3451
3704
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3451
3704
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3355
3350
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
3355
3350
Name AMD Radeon Pro W5500 AMD Radeon HD 7970
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 11713 9448
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 11713 9448
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3451 3704
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3451 3704
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3355 3350
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3355 3350
Geekbench - OpenCL 98766
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Face Detection (mPixels/s) 84.413
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Ocean Surface Simulation (Frames/s) 1390.592
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - T-Rex (Frames/s) 7.336
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Video Composition (Frames/s) 101.929
CompuBench 1.5 Desktop - Bitcoin Mining (mHash/s) 481.76
3DMark Fire Strike - Graphics Score 2282

Compare specifications (specs)

AMD Radeon Pro W5500 AMD Radeon HD 7970

Essentials

Architecture RDNA 1.0 GCN 1.0
Code name Navi 14 Tahiti
Launch date 10 Feb 2020 22 December 2011
Launch price (MSRP) $399 $549
Place in performance rating 284 280
Type Desktop Desktop
Design AMD Radeon HD 7000 Series

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1400 MHz 925 MHz
Core clock speed 1187 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 7 nm 28 nm
Peak Double Precision (FP64) Performance 246.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Peak Half Precision (FP16) Performance 7.885 TFLOPS (2:1)
Peak Single Precision (FP32) Performance 3.942 TFLOPS
Pipelines 1408 2048
Pixel fill rate 44.80 GPixel/s
Texture fill rate 123.2 GTexel/s 118.4 GTexel / s
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 125 Watt 300 Watt
Transistor count 6400 million 4,313 million
Floating-point performance 3,789 gflops
Stream Processors 2048

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors 4x DisplayPort 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
DisplayPort support
Dual-link DVI support
Eyefinity
HDMI
VGA

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface PCIe 4.0 x8 PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 267 mm (10.5 inches) 274 mm
Recommended system power (PSU) 350 Watt
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Width Single-slot
Bus support PCIe 2.1 x16

API support

DirectX 12.1 11
OpenCL 2.0
OpenGL 4.6 4.5
Shader Model 6.5
Vulkan

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 8 GB 3 GB
Memory bandwidth 224 GB/s 264 GB/s
Memory bus width 128 bit 384 Bit
Memory clock speed 1750 MHz (14000 MHz effective) 1375 MHz
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR5
Shared memory 0

Technologies

AMD Eyefinity
CrossFire
FreeSync