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GeForce GTX 570 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 570 makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 732 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 950 MHz on this particular card. It features 480 SPUs as well as 60 Texture Address Units and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, which has clock speeds of 928 MHz on the GPU, and 1350 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 768 SPUs along with 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 2GB 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 109 Watts (99%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 570 should be 76% faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 86400 MB/sec
Difference: 65600 (76%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB is quite a bit (approximately 35%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 59392 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15472 (35%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 is quite a bit (about 97%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 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 2GB

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 2GB
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 2048 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 data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of 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 fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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