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GeForce GTX 580 vs Radeon RX 470 4GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 has core clock speeds of 772 MHz on the GPU, and 1002 MHz on the 1536 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 512 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 470 4GB, which comes with a clock frequency of 926 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1650 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It features 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 470 4GB 120 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 244 Watts
Difference: 124 Watts (103%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 470 4GB should in theory be a bit better than the GeForce GTX 580 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 4GB 211200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 580 192384 MB/sec
Difference: 18816 (10%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 470 4GB will be much (approximately 140%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 580. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 4GB 118528 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 49408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 69120 (140%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 will be much (about 25%) more effective at AA than the Radeon RX 470 4GB, and will be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 37056 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 470 4GB 29632 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7424 (25%)

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 RX 470 4GB

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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 RX 470 4GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 August 2016
Code Name GF110 Polaris 10
Memory 1536 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 926 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 6600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 211200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 118528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 29632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 2048
Texture Mapping Units 64 128
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 3000 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock 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 in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few 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 GTX 580

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Radeon RX 470 4GB

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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