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GeForce GTX 570 vs Geforce GTX 760

Intro

The GeForce GTX 570 has a clock frequency of 732 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 950 MHz. It also makes use of a 320-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 480 SPUs, 60 TAUs, and 40 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Geforce GTX 760, which features clock speeds of 980 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Geforce GTX 760 170 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 49 Watts (29%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Geforce GTX 760 should perform much faster than the GeForce GTX 570 overall. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
Difference: 40256 (26%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 will be much (more or less 114%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 50160 (114%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is a better choice, but only just. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2080 (7%)

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 760

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 760
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year December 2010 June 2013
Code Name GF110 GK104
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1280 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 980 MHz
Shader Speed 1464 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 950 MHz (3800 MHz effective) 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 480 1152
Texture Mapping Units 60 96
Render Output Units 40 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 219 watts 170 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 152000 MB/sec 192256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43920 Mtexels/sec 94080 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 31360 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many 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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