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GeForce GTX 580 3GB vs Radeon RX 570

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB has a GPU core speed of 772 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1002 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also features 512 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 570, which comes with a clock frequency of 1168 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 570 150 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 244 Watts
Difference: 94 Watts (63%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon RX 570 should be a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 570 229376 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 192384 MB/sec
Difference: 36992 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 570 is much (more or less 203%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 570 149504 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 49408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 100096 (203%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 570 is the winner, but not by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 570 37376 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 37056 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 320 (1%)

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 3GB

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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 580 3GB Radeon RX 570
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 April 2017
Code Name GF110 Polaris 20
Memory 3072 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 1168 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 229376 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 149504 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 37376 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 580 3GB

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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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