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GeForce GTX 570 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Intro

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

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which comes with a core clock speed of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1350 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

(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, in theory, should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti is much (more or less 35%) faster with regards to 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 resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 570 is the winner, by far. (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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total 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 in a second.

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

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