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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition FireStream 9170
Cyberpunk 2077 904% 839%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 819% 758%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 789% 731%
FIFA 21 407% 373%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 789% 731%
Watch Dogs Legion 869% 805%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1340% 1246%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 851% 789%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1313% 1221%
Genshin Impact 904% 839%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD FireStream 9170 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition.

The HD 6670 and the FireStream 9170 have the same core clock speed of 800 MHz, but the HD 6670 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the FireStream 9170. As a result, the HD 6670 exhibits a 6.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the FireStream 9170. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The HD 6670 and the FireStream 9170 have the same core clock speed of 800 MHz, but the FireStream 9170 has 8 more Render Output Units than the HD 6670. As a result, the FireStream 9170 exhibits a 6.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 6670. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 6670 was released over three years more recently than the FireStream 9170, and so the HD 6670 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the FireStream 9170 when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition and the FireStream 9170 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The FireStream 9170 has 29.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6670, which means that the memory performance of the FireStream 9170 is slightly better than the HD 6670.

The Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the FireStream 9170 has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6670 is 192 and the actual shader performance of the FireStream 9170 is 256. The FireStream 9170 having 64 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the FireStream 9170 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6670.

The HD 6670 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the FireStream 9170. This means that the HD 6670 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the FireStream 9170. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD 6670 should consume less power than the FireStream 9170.

The Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition requires 66 Watts to run and the FireStream 9170 requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 6670 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the FireStream 9170. The FireStream 9170 requires 39 Watts more than the HD 6670 to run. The difference is significant enough that the FireStream 9170 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD 6670.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Turks XTRV670
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date19 Apr 2011vs08 Nov 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs51.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units480vs320
Actual Shader Performance9%vs12%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate19.2 GTexel/svs12.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs16
Pixel Rate6.4 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power66 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.3vs3.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-530 2.9GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's fast-middle-class Radeon HD 6670 v2, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6670 v2 MSI 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6670 v2.
AMD FireStream stream processors deliver all of the parallel processing power of the GPU to compute-intensive applications for scientists, engineers and consumers. Using up to 500 GFLOPS developers can dramatically increase the performance of their data parallel task applications.
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