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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB has clock speeds of 513 MHz on the GPU, and 792 MHz on the 320 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 20 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, which comes with a clock frequency of 650 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 480 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 50 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 143 Watts
Difference: 93 Watts (186%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB is 1% faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB in general, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 63360 MB/sec
Difference: 640 (1%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB will be quite a bit (approximately 58%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9024 (58%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5060 (97%)

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 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Feb 2007 February 2011
Code Name G80 Turks
Memory 320 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 480
Texture Mapping Units 48 24
Render Output Units 20 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 40 nm
Transistors 681 million 715 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed 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 video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB

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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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