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Geforce GTX 690 vs Radeon RX 570

Intro

The Geforce GTX 690 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1502 MHz on this particular card. It features 1536 SPUs along with 128 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare 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 RAM. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs 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

Geforce GTX 690 13111 points
Radeon RX 570 12108 points
Difference: 1003 (8%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 570 150 Watts
Geforce GTX 690 300 Watts
Difference: 150 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Geforce GTX 690 should perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon RX 570 overall. (explain)

Geforce GTX 690 384512 MB/sec
Radeon RX 570 229376 MB/sec
Difference: 155136 (68%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 690 will be much (about 57%) better at AF than the Radeon RX 570. (explain)

Geforce GTX 690 234240 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 570 149504 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 84736 (57%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 690 is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

Geforce GTX 690 58560 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 570 37376 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 21184 (57%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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Geforce GTX 690

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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 690 Radeon RX 570
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2012 April 2017
Code Name GK104 Polaris 20
Memory 2048 MB (x2) 4096 MB
Core Speed 915 MHz (x2) 1168 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz (x2) 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 300 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 384512 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 234240 Mtexels/sec 149504 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 58560 Mpixels/sec 37376 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 (x2) 2048
Texture Mapping Units 128 (x2) 128
Render Output Units 32 (x2) 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit (x2) 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors 3540 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This 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 processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Geforce GTX 690

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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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