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AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM

Tahiti
Graphics Processor
2048
Cores
128
TMUs
32
ROPs
3072 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
384 bit
Bus Width
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The Radeon HD 8970 OEM is a graphics card by AMD, launched in January 2013. Built on the 28 nm process, and based on the Tahiti graphics processor, in its Tahiti XT variant, the card supports DirectX 12.0. The Tahiti graphics processor is a large chip with a die area of 352 mm² and 4,313 million transistors. It features 2048 shading units, 128 texture mapping units and 32 ROPs. AMD has placed 3,072 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 384-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 925 MHz, memory is running at 1375 MHz.
We recommend the AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1920x1080.
Being a dual-slot card, the AMD Radeon HD 8970 OEM draws power from 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 250 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort. Radeon HD 8970 OEM is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The card measures 274 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: Tahiti
GPU Variant: Tahiti XT
Architecture: GCN 1.0
Process Size: 28 nm
Transistors: 4,313 million
Die Size: 352 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jan 8th, 2013
Production Status: Active
Bus Interface: PCIe 3.0 x16

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Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8970 OEM performance estimated based on architecture, shader count and clocks.

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 925 MHz
Memory Clock: 1375 MHz
5500 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size: 3072 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 384 bit
Bandwidth: 264.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 2048
TMUs: 128
ROPs: 32
Compute Units: 32
Pixel Rate: 29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 118.4 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 3,789 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 10.8 inches
274 mm
TDP: 250 W
Outputs: 1x DVI
1x HDMI
2x mini-DisplayPort
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Board Number: C386

Graphics Features

DirectX: 12.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.2
Shader Model: 5.0

Card Notes

OEM Version
Exact Transistor Count: 4,312,711,873
128 Z/Stencil ROP Units

Tahiti GPU Notes

Exact Transistor Count: 4,312,711,873

Instruction Set:
SOP1, SOP2, SOPC, SOPK, SOPP, SMRD, VOP1, VOP2, VOP3, VOPC, VINTRP, LDS, GDS, MUBUF, MTBUF, MIMG, EXP