Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 570
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti has a GPU core speed of 822 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1002 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 384 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Compare that to the GeForce GTX 570, which comes with a core clock frequency of 732 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 950 MHz. It also uses a 320-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 480 SPUs, 60 TAUs, and 40 ROPs.
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Just Cause 2
GeForce GTX 570 wins
(Based entirely on the benchmarks listed above)
When combining all game benchmark scores on this page together, the GeForce GTX 570 wins overall, by 26 FPS. Please note that we do not have the results of every benchmark ever done for these cards, so the results may differ wildly in different games.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 570 should be 19% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be a little bit (approximately 20%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 570 is superior to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, though only just barely. (explain)
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.
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.
Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at 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 write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.