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GeForce GTX 580 3GB vs Radeon RX 570

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB comes with a GPU clock speed of 772 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1002 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also is comprised of 512 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 570, which features 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 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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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 speaking, the Radeon RX 570 is 19% quicker than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 570 will be a lot (approximately 203%) more effective at AF 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

The Radeon RX 570 will be a small bit (about 1%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (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 maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core 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 also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max 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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