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GeForce GTX 860M vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 860M uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 797 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1000 MHz on this particular card. It features 1152 SPUs as well as 96 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 650 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 480 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 860M 45 Watts
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 50 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (11%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 860M should be much (about 390%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 76512 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 60912 (390%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 860M is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 12752 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7552 (145%)

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 860M

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

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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 860M Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 12 2014 February 2011
Code Name GM107 Turks
Memory 4096 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 797 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 45 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 64000 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 76512 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12752 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 480
Texture Mapping Units 96 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 40 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 715 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated 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 it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. 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 quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 860M

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB

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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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