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GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 470 uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 607 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 837 MHz on this card. It features 448 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which features core speeds of 822 MHz on the GPU, and 1002 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs along with 64 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 560 Ti 3466 points
GeForce GTX 470 2937 points
Difference: 529 (18%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
GeForce GTX 470 215 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (26%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 470 should perform a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 133920 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Difference: 5664 (4%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be quite a bit (more or less 55%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 470. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 470 33992 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18616 (55%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a small bit (approximately 8%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 470, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 470 24280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2024 (8%)

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 470

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 2010 January 2011
Code Name GF100 GF114
Memory 1280 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 607 MHz 822 MHz
Memory Speed 3348 MHz 4008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 215 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 133920 MB/sec 128256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33992 Mtexels/sec 52608 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 24280 Mpixels/sec 26304 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 448 384
Texture Mapping Units 56 64
Render Output Units 40 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3000 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should 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, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 470

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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.

Comments

10 Responses to “GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti”
Grant says:

The 560 Ti is clearly better in this comparison, but personally I'd go for a HD 6870, just because Radeons are better overall. 🙂

Would you trade your 470 for a 560? - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net says:

[...] Here we go. Yes. __________________ [...]

Possible upgrade: GTX 560 , GTX 470 or nothing? - Page 2 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net says:

[...] the 560 Reason: http://www.hwcompare.com/8868/geforc...ce-gtx-560-ti/ __________________ **-~ i7 950 Overclockers Club ~-**_.=4 GHz Overclock Club=._ We Are Gr33n [...]

Graphic Card for 1920 x 1080 Gaming - Page 3 - Overclock.net - Overclocking.net says:

[...] http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html thats just bench scores, means nothing http://www.hwcompare.com/8868/geforc...ce-gtx-560-ti/ - real scores, if you have the money, go for the 560ti __________________ how many people here [...]

neue Graka GTX 470 oder 560 ti? - Forum de Luxx says:

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Is this a bad buy? - Hardware Canucks says:

[...] mail in rebates and usually ignore them when it comes to pricing stuff. I was looking at this page (GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare) which shows the comparison between the 560ti and the 470 and there is a max of about 12fps in the [...]

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Bruder95 says:

Ehm. eine Radeon 6870 is garnix gegen diese beiden gtx karten die gtx 560ti is so gut wie die HD 6950

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