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GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs Radeon HD 5570

Intro

The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 comes with clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 850 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 96 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5570, which has a clock speed of 650 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 400(80x5) SPUs, 20 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5570 43 Watts
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 70 Watts
Difference: 27 Watts (63%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 should be 89% faster than the Radeon HD 5570 overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 54400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5570 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 25600 (89%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 will be quite a bit (more or less 35%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5570. (explain)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 17600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5570 13000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4600 (35%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5570 is a better choice, though only just barely. (explain)

Radeon HD 5570 5200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 800 (18%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 Radeon HD 5570
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Novermber 2009 February 9, 2010
Code Name GT215 Redwood PRO
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 70 watts 43 watts
Bandwidth 54400 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 17600 Mtexels/sec 13000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 400(80x5)
Texture Mapping Units 32 20
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR5 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 289 million 627 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a 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 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 240 GDDR5

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Radeon HD 5570

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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.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs Radeon HD 5570”
Gfx for 3k - Digit Technology Discussion Forum says:

[...] Gfx for 3k GT 240 GDDR5 Vs 5570 DDR3 5570 still beats GT240 i will suggest u to go with cards with lower power consumptions bcoz i dont [...]

Please suggest Graphic card for Asus P7H55-M LX - Digit Technology Discussion Forum says:

[...] card for Asus P7H55-M LX HD 5570 is still better than the GT-240 DDR5 model too. Check here: GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs Radeon HD 5570 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare So, get the HD 5570 1GB DDR3 for 3.3k from flipkart. __________________ [...]

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