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GeForce GTX 580 3GB vs Radeon R7 370 2G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 772 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1002 MHz on this card. It features 512 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 975 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1400 MHz on this particular model. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 2G 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 244 Watts
Difference: 134 Watts (122%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 580 3GB is 7% faster than the Radeon R7 370 2G in general, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 192384 MB/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 179200 MB/sec
Difference: 13184 (7%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 2G will be quite a bit (approximately 26%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 62400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 49408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12992 (26%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 580 3GB is a better choice, but not by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 37056 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 370 2G 31200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5856 (19%)

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

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GeForce GTX 580 3GB

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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

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Model GeForce GTX 580 3GB Radeon R7 370 2G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 June 2015
Code Name GF110 Trinidad
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 1024
Texture Mapping Units 64 64
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3000 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. 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 also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 580 3GB

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Radeon R7 370 2G

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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.

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