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GeForce GTX 970 vs Radeon RX 570

Intro

The GeForce GTX 970 features a GPU core clock speed of 1050 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1750 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1664 Stream Processors, 104 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 570, which comes with core clock speeds of 1168 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon RX 570 12108 points
GeForce GTX 970 10867 points
Difference: 1241 (11%)

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 570 298 Sol/s
GeForce GTX 970 262 Sol/s
Difference: 36 (14%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon RX 570 26 Mh/s
GeForce GTX 970 19 Mh/s
Difference: 7 (37%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 970 145 Watts
Radeon RX 570 150 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (3%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 570 should theoretically perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 970 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 570 229376 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 970 224000 MB/sec
Difference: 5376 (2%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 570 is quite a bit (about 37%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 970. (explain)

Radeon RX 570 149504 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 970 109200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 40304 (37%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970 is much (more or less 80%) better at AA than the Radeon RX 570, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970 67200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 570 37376 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 29824 (80%)

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 970

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Radeon RX 570

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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 970 Radeon RX 570
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2014 April 2017
Code Name GM204-200 Polaris 20
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1050 MHz 1168 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 224000 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 109200 Mtexels/sec 149504 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 67200 Mpixels/sec 37376 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1664 2048
Texture Mapping Units 104 128
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors 5200 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, 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 applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the 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 amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 970

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Radeon RX 570

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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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