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GeForce GTX 580 vs Radeon R7 370 4G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 comes with a clock speed of 772 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1002 MHz. It also features a 384-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 512 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 370 4G, which has GPU core speed of 975 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1400 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 4G 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 244 Watts
Difference: 134 Watts (122%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 580 should in theory perform a bit faster than the Radeon R7 370 4G overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 192384 MB/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 179200 MB/sec
Difference: 13184 (7%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 4G should be much (about 26%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 580. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 62400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 49408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12992 (26%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 will be just a bit (about 19%) more effective at AA than the Radeon R7 370 4G, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 37056 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 370 4G 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

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Radeon R7 370 4G

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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 Radeon R7 370 4G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 June 2015
Code Name GF110 Trinidad
Memory 1536 MB 4096 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 largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 580

Amazon.com

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Radeon R7 370 4G

Amazon.com

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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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