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GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 6970

Intro

The GeForce GTX 570 comes with core clock 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 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 6970, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 880 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1375 MHz on this specific card. It features 1536 SPUs along with 96 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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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
Radeon HD 6970 3470 points
Difference: 917 (26%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Radeon HD 6970 250 Watts
Difference: 31 Watts (14%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon HD 6970 should be a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 570 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6970 176000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
Difference: 24000 (16%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6970 is a lot (about 92%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

Radeon HD 6970 84480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 40560 (92%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 is a bit (more or less 4%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6970, and should be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6970 28160 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1120 (4%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 570 Radeon HD 6970
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 2010 December 2010
Code Name GF110 Cayman XT
Memory 1280 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 880 MHz
Memory Speed 3800 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 219 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 152000 MB/sec 176000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43920 Mtexels/sec 84480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 28160 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 480 1536
Texture Mapping Units 60 96
Render Output Units 40 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3000 million 2640 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 largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its 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 card's 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 rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 570

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