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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 comprised of 480 SPUs, 60 TAUs, and 40 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which has a GPU core clock speed of 928 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1350 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 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 in theory perform 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 should be a lot (more or less 35%) more effective at AF 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 high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 570 is a better choice, and very much so. (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 maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at 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 could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as 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, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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