Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6300 vs AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

Comparative analysis of Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6300 and AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM videocards for all known characteristics in the following categories: Essentials, Technical info, Video outputs and ports, Compatibility, dimensions and requirements, API support, Memory. 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), PassMark - G2D Mark, PassMark - G3D Mark, Geekbench - OpenCL.

 

Differences

Reasons to consider the Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6300

  • Videocard is newer: launch date 1 year(s) 7 month(s) later
  • A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running videocard: 14 nm vs 28 nm
  • 16.7x lower typical power consumption: 15 Watt vs 250 Watt
Launch date 5 September 2014 vs 8 January 2013
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm vs 28 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt vs 250 Watt

Reasons to consider the AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

  • Around 16% higher core clock speed: 925 MHz vs 800 MHz
  • 2.3x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames): 3583 vs 1586
  • 2.3x better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps): 3583 vs 1586
  • Around 38% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames): 3339 vs 2418
  • Around 38% better performance in GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps): 3339 vs 2418
Specifications (specs)
Core clock speed 925 MHz vs 800 MHz
Benchmarks
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 3583 vs 1586
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 3583 vs 1586
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 3339 vs 2418
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 3339 vs 2418

Compare benchmarks

GPU 1: Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6300
GPU 2: AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
1586
3583
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
1586
3583
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames)
GPU 1
GPU 2
2418
3339
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps)
GPU 1
GPU 2
2418
3339
Name Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6300 AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Frames) 2536
GFXBench 4.0 - Car Chase Offscreen (Fps) 2536
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Frames) 1586 3583
GFXBench 4.0 - Manhattan (Fps) 1586 3583
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Frames) 2418 3339
GFXBench 4.0 - T-Rex (Fps) 2418 3339
PassMark - G2D Mark 552
PassMark - G3D Mark 1654
Geekbench - OpenCL 6265

Compare specifications (specs)

Intel Iris Pro Graphics P6300 AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

Essentials

Architecture Generation 8.0 GCN 1.0
Code name Broadwell GT3e Tahiti
Launch date 5 September 2014 8 January 2013
Place in performance rating 639 634
Type Desktop Desktop

Technical info

Boost clock speed 1000 MHz
Core clock speed 800 MHz 925 MHz
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm 28 nm
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 15 Watt 250 Watt
Transistor count 189 million 4,313 million
Floating-point performance 3,789 gflops
Pipelines 2048
Texture fill rate 118.4 GTexel / s

Video outputs and ports

Display Connectors No outputs 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Interface IGP PCIe 3.0 x16
Length 274 mm
Supplementary power connectors 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin

API support

DirectX 12.0 (11_1) 12.0
OpenGL 4.6 4.5

Memory

Maximum RAM amount 3 GB
Memory bandwidth 264.0 GB / s
Memory bus width 384 Bit
Memory clock speed 5500 MHz
Memory type GDDR5