Intel Iris Graphics 550 vs ATI Radeon HD 5970

Description

This is a comprehensive analysis comparing the Intel Iris Graphics 550 on one side and ATI Radeon HD 5970 on the other side.

The first video card was released on Sep 1st, 2015. This GPU is equipped with System Shared of System Shared memory, with a bandwidth of System Dependent. The architecture of this card: base clock of 300 MHz and a boost clock of 1000 MHz, TDP of this video card is 15 W.

The second video card was released on Nov 18th, 2009 and comes with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, with a bandwidth of 128.0 GB/s. This GPU also has a base clock of and a boost clock of , and it has a TDP of 294 W.

This table also comprises board specifications, pixel and texture filtration, launch price, and benchmarks such as G3DMark, PassMark G2D, 3DMark Firestrike, FPS, and Hashrate.

Key Differences

Advantages of Intel Iris Graphics 550:

  • Intel Iris Graphics 550 is newer: launch date is Sep 1st, 2015.
  • Consumes less energy: 294 W vs 15 W.

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 5970:

  • Passmark G3DMark is 66.81%: higher: 2312 vs 1386.
  • Passmark PassMark G2D is 27.88%: higher: 399 vs 312.
  • Up to 202.08% higher in FLOPS: 2320 GFLOPS vs 768 GFLOPS.

Technical specifications

Intel Iris Graphics 550 ATI Radeon HD 5970
Graphics Processor
GPU Name: Intel Iris Graphics 550 ATI Radeon HD 5970
GPU Variant: - Hemlock XT (215-0735075)
Processor: Generation 9.0 TeraScale 2
Foundry: Intel TSMC
Technology: 14 nm+ 40 nm
Transistors: unknown 2154 million
Die Size: unknown 334 mm²
General information
Release Date: Sep 1st, 2015 Nov 18th, 2009
Availability: - -
Generation: HD Graphics-M (Skylake) Evergreen (HD 5900)
Predecessor: - Radeon R700
Successor: - Northern Islands
Production: Active End-of-life
Launch Price: - 699 USD
Current Price: - -
Bus Interface: Ring Bus PCIe 2.0 x16
Reviews: 2 in our database 74 in our database
Clock Speeds
Base Clock Speed: 300 MHz -
Boost Clock Speed: 1000 MHz -
SOC clock: - -
UVD clock: - -
Memory Clock: System Shared 1000 MHz 4 Gbps effective
Memory specs
RAM: System Shared 1 GB
Type of memory: System Shared GDDR5
Memory Bus: System Shared 256 bit
Memory Bandwidth: System Dependent 128.0 GB/s
Render Config
Shading Units: 384 1600
TMUs: 48 80
ROPs: 6 32
Compute units: - 20
Tensor Cores: - -
RT Cores: - -
L0 Cache: - -
L1 Cache: - 8 KB (per CU)
L2 Cache: - 512 KB
L3 Cache: - -
Board specs
Slot Width: IGP Dual-slot
Length: - 311 mm 12.2 inches
Width: - 111 mm 4.4 inches
Height: - 40 mm 1.6 inches
TDP: 15 W 294 W
Suggested PSU: - 600 W
Outputs: No outputs 2x DVI1x mini-DisplayPort 1.1
Power Connectors: - 1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Part Number: - -
Board Number: - C000-37
Technology Support
DirectX: 12 (12_1) 11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL: 4.6 4.4
OpenCL: 6213 -
Vulkan: - -
CUDA: - -
Shader Model: - -

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6 GPixel/s
ATI Radeon HD 5970
23.2 GPixel/s
Texture Fillrate:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48 GTexel/s
ATI Radeon HD 5970
58 GTexel/s
FP16 (half):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1536 GFLOPS (2:1)
ATI Radeon HD 5970
FP32 (float):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
768 GFLOPS
ATI Radeon HD 5970
2320 GFLOPS
FP64 (double):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
192 GFLOPS (1:4)
ATI Radeon HD 5970
464 GFLOPS (1:5)
Unified Shaders:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
384
ATI Radeon HD 5970
1600
Texture Mapping Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
48
ATI Radeon HD 5970
80
Render Output Units:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6
ATI Radeon HD 5970
32

Benchmarks Performance Tests

Passmark (G3D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
1386
ATI Radeon HD 5970
2312
PassMark (G2D):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
312
ATI Radeon HD 5970
399
3DMark (Ice Storm):
Intel Iris Graphics 550
141768
ATI Radeon HD 5970
No data
OpenCL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
6213
ATI Radeon HD 5970
No data
METAL:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
5855
ATI Radeon HD 5970
No data
Power Performance:
Intel Iris Graphics 550
No data
ATI Radeon HD 5970
7.65

Gaming performance benchmarks comparison

Game
Frames per second (avg)
Counter-Strike: GO
Intel Iris Graphics 550
157.35
ATI Radeon HD 5970
No data

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