Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 570
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti has a core clock frequency of 822 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1002 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 384 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 570, which comes with core speeds of 732 MHz on the GPU, and 950 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 480 SPUs as well as 60 TAUs 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 should be a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be a little bit (more or less 20%) more effective at AF 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, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.