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GeForce GTX 570 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 570 features a GPU core clock speed of 732 MHz, and the 1280 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 950 MHz through a 320-bit bus. It also is made up of 480 SPUs, 60 Texture Address Units, and 40 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which has a clock speed of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1350 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 768 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 109 Watts (99%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 570 should theoretically be a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 86400 MB/sec
Difference: 65600 (76%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti will be a lot (about 35%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 59392 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15472 (35%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 570 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 14848 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 14432 (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

GeForce GTX 570

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Amazon.com

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

Model GeForce GTX 570 GeForce GTX 650 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year December 2010 October 2012
Code Name GF110 GK106
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1280 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 928 MHz
Shader Speed 1464 MHz 928 MHz
Memory Speed 950 MHz (3800 MHz effective) 1350 MHz (5400 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 480 768
Texture Mapping Units 60 64
Render Output Units 40 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 219 watts 110 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 152000 MB/sec 86400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43920 Mtexels/sec 59392 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 14848 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

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

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