GeForce GTX 970 vs Radeon Pro 5600M

If you are going to buy a new graphics card and are choosing between GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon Pro 5600M, there are a couple of things to consider. Cards with more VRAM in general perform better and allow you to play on higher graphics settings. Size also makes a difference. A model with a large heatsink can occupy up to three expansion slots on a motherboard. Be sure you have enough room in your PC case. When comparing GPUs with different architectures, more processing cores and even higher TFLOPS will not always translate to better performance. To help you decide which GPU you need, we have measured frame rates in a number of popular games. For more on how the GeForce GTX 970 stacks up against Radeon Pro 5600M, check out specs charts below.

Main Specs

  GeForce GTX 970 Radeon Pro 5600M
Power consumption (TDP) 148 Watt 50 Watt
Interface PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors 2x 6-pins None
Memory type GDDR5 HBM2
Maximum RAM amount 4 GB 8 GB
Display Connectors 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort No outputs
Recommended system power (PSU) 500 Watt
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Game benchmarks

high / 1080p 50−55 50−55
ultra / 1080p 30−35 30−35
QHD / 1440p 27−30 27−30
4K / 2160p 14−16 14−16
low / 720p 75−80 75−80
medium / 1080p 60−65 60−65
GeForce GTX 970 and Radeon Pro 5600M have the same average FPS in Assassin's Creed Odyssey.

Full Specs

  GeForce GTX 970 Radeon Pro 5600M
Architecture Maxwell Navi / RDNA
Code name GM204 Navi 10
Type Desktop Mobile workstation
Release date 19 September 2014 15 June 2020
Pipelines 1664 2560
Core clock speed 1050 MHz
Boost Clock 1178 MHz 1265 MHz
Transistor count 5,200 million
Manufacturing process technology 28 nm 7 nm
Texture fill rate 109 billion/sec 164.8
Floating-point performance 3,920 gflops
Length 10.5" (26.7 cm)
Memory bus width 256 Bit 2048 Bit
Memory clock speed 7.0 GB/s 1540 MBps
Memory bandwidth 224 GB/s 394.2 GB/s
Shared memory - -
G-SYNC support +
DirectX 12 (12_1) 12 (12_1)
Shader Model 6.4 6.5
OpenGL 4.4 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 2.0
Vulkan 1.1.126 1.2
CUDA +
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.48 kh/s
CUDA cores 1664
Bus support PCI Express 3.0
Height 4.376" (11.1 cm)
SLI options +
Multi monitor support 4 displays
HDCP +
Maximum VGA resolution 2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI Internal
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 478 Mh/s
Laptop size medium sized
Decred / DCR (Decred) 1.51 Gh/s
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto) 22.21 Mh/s
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash) 291.61 Sol/s
GameStream +
GeForce ShadowPlay +
GPU Boost 2.0
GameWorks +
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  • GeForce GTX 970 has 196% more power consumption, than Radeon Pro 5600M.
  • GeForce GTX 970 is connected by PCIe 3.0 x16, and Radeon Pro 5600M uses PCIe 4.0 x16 interface.
  • Radeon Pro 5600M has 4 GB more memory, than GeForce GTX 970.
  • GeForce GTX 970 is used in Desktops, and Radeon Pro 5600M - in Mobile workstations.
  • GeForce GTX 970 is build with Maxwell architecture, and Radeon Pro 5600M - with Navi / RDNA.
  • GeForce GTX 970 is manufactured by 28 nm process technology, and Radeon Pro 5600M - by 7 nm process technology.
  • Memory clock speed of Radeon Pro 5600M is 1533 MHz higher, than GeForce GTX 970.