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GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce GTX 570

Intro

The GeForce GTX 470 has core speeds of 607 MHz on the GPU, and 837 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 448 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 40 ROPs.

Compare those specifications 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 Texture Address Units and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 570 4387 points
GeForce GTX 470 2937 points
Difference: 1450 (49%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 470 215 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 4 Watts (2%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 570 should be a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 470 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 470 133920 MB/sec
Difference: 18080 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 will be much (approximately 29%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 470. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 470 33992 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9928 (29%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 is quite a bit (approximately 21%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce GTX 470, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 470 24280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5000 (21%)

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

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 470 GeForce GTX 570
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 2010 December 2010
Code Name GF100 GF110
Memory 1280 MB 1280 MB
Core Speed 607 MHz 732 MHz
Memory Speed 3348 MHz 3800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 215 watts 219 watts
Bandwidth 133920 MB/sec 152000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33992 Mtexels/sec 43920 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 24280 Mpixels/sec 29280 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 448 480
Texture Mapping Units 56 60
Render Output Units 40 40
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 320-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3000 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better 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 processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 470

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