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GeForce GTX 570 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 570 comes with a GPU clock speed of 732 MHz, and the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 950 MHz through a 320-bit bus. It also is made up of 480 Stream Processors, 60 TAUs, and 40 ROPs.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 928 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1350 MHz on this card. It features 768 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

(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% quicker than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB overall, because of its greater 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 will be much (approximately 35%) better at texture 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 a lot (about 97%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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