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GeForce GTS 450 vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTS 450 features core clock speeds of 783 MHz on the GPU, and 902 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 192 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 50 Watts
GeForce GTS 450 106 Watts
Difference: 56 Watts (112%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should in theory be a bit better than the GeForce GTS 450 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 64000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 450 57728 MB/sec
Difference: 6272 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 450 should be quite a bit (approximately 61%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 25056 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9456 (61%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTS 450 should be much (more or less 141%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 12528 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7328 (141%)

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

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GeForce GTS 450

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTS 450 Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2010 February 2011
Code Name GF106 Turks
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 783 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 3608 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 57728 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25056 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12528 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 480
Texture Mapping Units 32 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1170 million 715 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 450

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

Amazon.com

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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