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GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 470 features clock speeds of 607 MHz on the GPU, and 837 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 448 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 40 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which has a core clock speed of 822 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1002 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 384 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation 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 is 4% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti in general, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be a lot (approximately 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 (more or less 8%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 470, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (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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GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 470

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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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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