Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 570
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti comes with a core clock speed of 822 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1002 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Compare that to the GeForce GTX 570, which uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 732 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 950 MHz on this specific card. It features 480 SPUs along with 60 Texture Address Units and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.
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 is 19% faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be a bit (more or less 20%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 570 is a bit (more or less 11%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, and capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (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.
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Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses 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 high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number 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 is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.