Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 570
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti has core speeds of 822 MHz on the GPU, and 1002 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 570, which uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 732 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 950 MHz on this particular card. 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)
Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 570 should in theory be a small bit superior to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a little bit (more or less 20%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 570 will be a little bit (approximately 11%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions more effectively. (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 max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount 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 in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out 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 filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.