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GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 6850

Intro

The GeForce GTX 570 makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 732 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 950 MHz on this specific card. It features 480 SPUs as well as 60 Texture Address Units and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6850, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 775 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 960 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 32 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
Radeon HD 6850 2395 points
Difference: 1992 (83%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6850 127 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 92 Watts (72%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 570 should in theory be just a bit better than the Radeon HD 6850 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6850 128000 MB/sec
Difference: 24000 (19%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 will be just a bit (approximately 18%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6850. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6850 37200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6720 (18%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 570 is the winner, but only just. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6850 24800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4480 (18%)

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 570 Radeon HD 6850
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 2010 October 2010
Code Name GF110 Barts Pro
Memory 1280 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 775 MHz
Memory Speed 3800 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 219 watts 127 watts
Bandwidth 152000 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43920 Mtexels/sec 37200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 24800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 480 960
Texture Mapping Units 60 48
Render Output Units 40 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3000 million 1700 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 570

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Radeon HD 6850

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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.

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