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GeForce GTS 150 vs Radeon HD 5570

Intro

The GeForce GTS 150 features core clock speeds of 740 MHz on the GPU, and 500 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5570, which comes with GPU core speed of 650 MHz, and 512 MB of DDR3 memory running at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 400(80x5) Stream Processors, 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 GTS 150 141 Watts
Difference: 98 Watts (228%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTS 150 should theoretically be a small bit superior to the Radeon HD 5570 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 32000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5570 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 150 will be quite a bit (about 264%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 5570. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 47360 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5570 13000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 34360 (264%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTS 150 is superior to the Radeon HD 5570, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 11840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5570 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6640 (128%)

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 GTS 150

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTS 150 Radeon HD 5570
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 10, 2009 February 9, 2010
Code Name G92b Redwood PRO
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 740 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 141 watts 43 watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47360 Mtexels/sec 13000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11840 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 400(80x5)
Texture Mapping Units 64 20
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 627 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at 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 chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably 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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GeForce GTS 150

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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.

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