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GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 822 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1002 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, which comes with GPU core speed of 650 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 480 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 50 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
Difference: 120 Watts (240%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti should perform much faster than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 64256 (100%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be quite a bit (approximately 237%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 37008 (237%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is quite a bit (about 406%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 21104 (406%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

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Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2011 February 2011
Code Name GF114 Turks
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 822 MHz 650 MHz
Shader Speed 1645 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1002 MHz (4008 MHz effective) 1000 MHz (4000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 480
Texture Mapping Units 64 24
Render Output Units 32 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 50 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 128256 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 52608 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 26304 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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