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GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 570

Intro

The 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

Settings: Highest Settings
AA: 4x
AF: 16x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Intel Core i7 920(ES) @ 4.0Ghz (Turbo Mode Enabled) (Source)
GeForce GTX 570 59 FPS
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 49 FPS
Difference: 10 FPS (20%)

DiRT 2

Settings: Highest Details
AA: 4x
AF: none
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Intel Core i7 920(ES) @ 4.0Ghz (Turbo Mode Enabled) (Source)
GeForce GTX 570 95 FPS
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 83 FPS
Difference: 12 FPS (14%)

Just Cause 2

Settings: Highest Settings
AA: 4x
AF: 16x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Intel Core i7 920(ES) @ 4.0Ghz (Turbo Mode Enabled) (Source)
GeForce GTX 570 59 FPS
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 55 FPS
Difference: 4 FPS (7%)

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.

GeForce GTX 570 213 FPS
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 187 FPS
Difference: 26 FPS (14%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 49 Watts (29%)

Memory Bandwidth

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)

GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Difference: 23744 (19%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be a little bit (approximately 20%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8688 (20%)

Pixel Rate

If 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)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2976 (11%)

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

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 570

Amazon.com

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.

Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti GeForce GTX 570
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 2011 December 2010
Code Name GF114 GF110
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
Memory 1024 MB 1280 MB
Core Speed 822 MHz 732 MHz
Shader Speed 1645 MHz 1464 MHz
Memory Speed 1002 MHz (4008 MHz effective) 950 MHz (3800 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 480
Texture Mapping Units 64 60
Render Output Units 32 40
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 320-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 219 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 128256 MB/sec 152000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 52608 Mtexels/sec 43920 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 26304 Mpixels/sec 29280 Mpixels/sec

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.

Comments

51 Responses to “GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 570”
Grant says:
Why not rather get a Radeon? GeForces suck.
Gary says:
hahaa shut up fanboyXD Is it too annoying for u to accept that nVidia is the king of the hill? Just face the facts:)
Dirk says:
@Grant: Hardly. nVidia's cards are generally more powerful than their ATI counterparts.

@Gary: nVidia's not exactly "king of the hill", since they're not nearly as cost-efficient as ATI cards are.

tl;dr - ATI gives you more performance per dollar, nVidia gives you better performance for a higher price. If you have money to spend, go nVidia. If you're on a budget, go ATI.

Xplicit says:
ATI cards can't fold.
Andrew says:
I just discovered your website, a very cool site. I am telling all my business friends about this groovy web site. thanks for the help in comparing hardware. Helps to make better purchasing decisions. kudos
Heinrich says:
Fanboy camps always keep trolling. Just realise that it pays to change camp once in a while and it will always be so no matter if its Intel Or Amd, or ATI / Nvidia.
aldi says:
no no man....
gtx560 is slightly better than 6870 radeon and you know the cost of that card in indonesia
gtx560 = 2.187.000rupiah
6870 = 2.299.000rupiah
Anonymous says:
Is there also something fimiliar like this but then for processors it makes life sooooo easy mail me please @

mike__17__@hotmail.com

admin says:
Not yet, but we're planning on adding CPU comparisons as well eventually.
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brandon domer says:
@admin most of your comparisons seem to be spot on!! however a rare few seem to be way off like the one between the gtx 570 and the radeon 6950, the gtx 570 wins in all of the games, but the radeon kills the 570 in stats
(see below)

The Radeon HD 6950 will be a lot (more or less 60%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 70400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec

Difference: 26480 (60%)

Ted says:
6990 end of story.
Unknown says:
Just crossfire 2 6850s (while using a 4ghz clocked processor) and beat all Nvidia Cards (save for the "I have too much money" GTX 590)
Mark C says:
@Unknown

Or you can SLI two 570s and blow the CrossFire out of the water. Wait, you can CrossFire 4 cards. Oh wait, we can SLI 3 cards. Yep, still blowing you out of the water.

Mark C says:
Specifically, tests show that CrossFire'd 6850s deliver a marginal (~4%) on average performance increase over a single 570 GTX overall for $20 more. With dual-SLI you'd need four 6850s to "match" that performance; even then it's likely that 4% performance increase will disappear since few games and applications can take advantage of more than 2 GPUs. You also need a mobo that supports 4 gfx cards, which will cost you about $100 more than usual. So that brings us to paying $140 for quad-Crossfire just to get the same performance we'd get with dual-SLI.

It just doesn't add up, value wise.

Spartan0536 says:
1. Excellent theoretical and base comparison tool, very nicely done!

2. I love Nvidia, but I would change to ATI/AMD if Catalyst did not suck so bad over Nvidia's GUI.

3. AMD's GPU price point is very similar to their CPU's and guess what I use an AMD Phenom II 965 BE C3, right now AMD CPU + Nvidia GPU = Best Bang for Buck.

venix says:
2x570 blowing everything ? don't think so ... 6990 is almost equal to 2x 570 and 590
why ? 6990 is 2x6970 almost at the same clocks .. 590 is 2x580 but with a lot lower clocks ... so same perfomance with 2x570 .... +-5 % on diferent benchmarks means nothing if 1 card will not play well a game the other one will not also and the oposite
Dirk m. says:
Its funny reading all you nerds fighting over video cards :)
Sid says:
Aw,come on Dirk m.,don't spoil the fun of seeing others argue!It's anyway a little change in performance and a huge in price;the winner here is obvious.That much that i don't even have to mention who it is.
trunky says:
With you fanatics, it's Spectrum vs. C64 all over again! Speccy/nv all the way!
widi says:
all i need is just CUDA on my video card so NVIDIA is the only one king of the hill, no of this planet today
tasir says:
to widi, AMD does have CUDA relevent technology which is more faster because of more SPU's in AMD hardware at same price. it is known as APP. [Accelerated Parallel Processing]
Anonymous says:
Mr. Admin I just want to say this is a very handy website and is there any way I can support it?

If I may request also, comparisons like this but with CPU's?

Anonymous says:
Ati's crossfire provides up to 1.8x the output of one card when xfireing to but SLI will only provide something like 1.5x the original output when SLI'ing two cards
ATI is much further ahead in multiplw GPU solutions
END OFF STORY
Velo says:
Everyone can talk shit but the truth is NVIDIA will always be a more reliable manufacturer than ATI for example all games that have problems crashing freezing are running ATI drivers that's why i moved to NVIDIA.
Anonymous says:
I don't think you guys talking about multiple GPUs even realize that Nvidia users only need one card. ;)
RIch says:
Im with Velo just couldnt take the sporatic updates from ATI but I miss it tbh. The bells and whistles are nice but NV is more reliable for gamers.
Kevin says:
ATI pwns the shit of nVidia when u are on a high budget and low.

just compare radeon 6990 and Geforce 590, radeon wins with almost 15 frames on every game. And on a Geforce u can cook an egg if u have played for like 1 hour!

jack says:
you might be able to cook a egg on the 590 but its better then having a card that sound like a lawnmower :)

but saying that my 590gtx did die in end so i ended up with dual 580gtx which rapes all ati cards in the ass but if its price to performance ati is the way to go but nvidia do offer more as in cuda, physx better dual card support.

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Kevin says:
ATI pwns the shit of nVidia when u are on a high budget and low.

Wrong 2x 580gtx blows any ati card out of the water,

im no fan boy i choose what is best at time but at mo nvidia offered me more this time round so i got nvidia

Omsig says:
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http://www.legitreviews.com/news/11954/

and / or

http://news.softpedia.com/news/3DMark-Vantage-World-Record-Smashed-Kingpin-Does-It-Again-181135.shtml

ehmm that is 4x GTX 580 ....

Ati might be cheaper but also when compare color ... the once that saw both know the difference. Nvidia might be more expensive but atleast you be getting the colors the way it's meant to be.

Thank you very much for this wonderful and Informative Website.

Best wishes to all for a splendid and colorfull new year.

:D says:
AHEM! tesselation....... Nvidia has much better cards than AMD/ ATI. i dont see any 11 inch laptops running DX11 2gb graphics cards from AMD thats for sure. on top of having many more features than AMD cards, Nvidia cards have a much wider price/performance range and a much lower failure rate. facts don't lie, but at the MOMENT Nvidia has the edge. however i must say that AMD cards practically dominate the lower end market for most laptops so they have a much better foothold in the pre-built market.
kopee says:
i agree..this website really helps a lot..thanx to the admin and more power. hope you'll also include cpu's.
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FLARE_fin says:
First i got N560GTX-Ti Hawk witch was fast but insanely LOUD and BF3-game had polygon errors...
Now i have ASUS gtx 570 Direct cu II... Best card i could imagine 1.Dead silent eaven in stress gaming 2.Cool GPU in gaming (In BF3 maxed out only 59celcius). Get this one if you want 570.
Anonymous says:
Personally, I think Nvidia cards aren't pulling the full potential of what the manufacturer could put into a card, they purposfully limit their cards to make their newer cards seem more powerful than they are. Take the gtx 480, although louder than a mofo, it is still a match for the 570, and only barely tips it hat to the 580, before bowing to the 590. If they went for the best they could make their hardware (as the 480 shows), then they would easily own the market. As it is, AMD uses newer tech, and in my opinion, its a race right now. If AMD makes either a dual-core PCIe 3.0 card, or a tri-core gpu with PCIe 2.1, then their card should blow the new Nvidia cards away for a bit. But, if Nvidia's "keplar" tech is a tri-core or a dual on PCIe 3.0, then it will be awesome. Personally, I'm still hoping for a tri-core with PCIe 3.0, that would be right where my money goes.
Steve says:
one word...As to why Nvidia is better than AMD.

physX

Jakman says:
I just love my 560 ti. I o.c. it over 16% on both core and vram. It plays all current dx11 games at max at over 30 fps. It beats the 570 stock $ for $.definitly a great performer for the money.
Vertigo101 says:
I love my 570 it was worth the money in January.
I have it O.C at 980Mhz
Vcore at 1.025 (Can't play DX 11 games stock at 0.994 and its required to clock vcore higher.
sam says:
The Problem with ATI is that their driver suck. Their Drivers have sucked for the past 15 years (maybe longer)and their drivers still suck after AMD bought htem out. Stats are pointless when you can't kep the thing working or you have parts of your games are dropping out because of crappy drivers.
j says:
I had an AMD Radeon Mobility HD 4650 in my laptop. Its drivers NEVER crashed once up until it started to die. This ASUS 8400GS 1GB nvidia card I have now, the drivers crashed a couple of times, but hasnt given up yet.
j says:
Looking for a decent nVidia card to get on a ~70$ budget. Any suggestions?
Chris says:
I bought a Gigabyte GT 640 2GB OC for my PC over a 7750 because of PhysX, CUDA and the fact that 90% of the games on the market today are optimised for nVidia. Even though it uses DDR3 as opposed to the 7750's GDDR5, all that means nothing when your card has a 1mm fan, sounds like an Xbox 360 original, runs at 100C at stock clocks and is not optimised for most games.
Was that so foolish of me?
Dpn13 says:
@Chris

Yes. That was foolish.

cheeseus says:
you just buy what ever card is the best card for the money at the time i personaly pref nvidia at the moment but have had more ati cards than nvidias in the past to be a fan boy either way is to blindly buy a product without comparison
Joshua says:
@j get the 8800 you should be able to find one for about $70. Good bang for your buck card, but a bit dated, I'd recommend saving for a better one if that's an option.
Krisz says:
@Dirk: That's actually not true because for example a GTX 670 cos 200 pounds and the 7870 XT (the closest on the other side)
is the same 200 pounds and the GTX 670 is just a bit (15%) better in A.Filtering which matters a lot to loads of people so basically it's the nVidia that worth it there... This might be different in other cases
jangan_marah says:
haiyo...where the energy efficient..... NG = no good
Anonymous says:
@gary say that now, the r9 295x is way better than the titan
the r9 290x is also more cost efficient than the 780ti so dont get on your nvidia train yet, i have also heard rumors about a new amd card that will be using the newest manufacturing process so it will definitely beat the 780ti right down into the dirt like it deserves

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