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GeForce GTX 280 vs GeForce GTX 570

Intro

The GeForce GTX 280 makes use of a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 602 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a frequency of 1107 MHz on this specific card. It features 240 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 570, which makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 732 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 950 MHz on this card. It features 480 SPUs as well as 60 Texture Address Units and 40 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
GeForce GTX 280 236 Watts
Difference: 17 Watts (8%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 570 should be a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 280 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 280 141696 MB/sec
Difference: 10304 (7%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 280 will be a bit (more or less 10%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

GeForce GTX 280 48160 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4240 (10%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 should be a lot (approximately 52%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce GTX 280, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 280 19264 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10016 (52%)

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 280 GeForce GTX 570
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 17, 2008 December 2010
Code Name G200 GF110
Memory 1024 MB 1280 MB
Core Speed 602 MHz 732 MHz
Memory Speed 2214 MHz 3800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 236 watts 219 watts
Bandwidth 141696 MB/sec 152000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 48160 Mtexels/sec 43920 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 19264 Mpixels/sec 29280 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 480
Texture Mapping Units 80 60
Render Output Units 32 40
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 320-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core 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 maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 280

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GeForce GTX 570

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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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