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GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon R9 M290X

Intro

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

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M290X, which has GPU core speed of 850 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1200 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1280 SPUs, 80 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M290X 100 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 119 Watts (119%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon R9 M290X should perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 570 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M290X 153600 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (1%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M290X will be a lot (about 55%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

Radeon R9 M290X 68000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 24080 (55%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 570 is a better choice, but only just. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M290X 27200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2080 (8%)

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 570

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Radeon R9 M290X

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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 570 Radeon R9 M290X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 2010 May 1 2014
Code Name GF110 Neptune XT
Memory 1280 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 3800 MHz 4800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 219 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 152000 MB/sec 153600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43920 Mtexels/sec 68000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 27200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 480 1280
Texture Mapping Units 60 80
Render Output Units 40 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3000 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could 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 clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 570

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M290X

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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