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GeForce GTX 580 3GB vs Radeon HD 3470 512MB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB has a clock speed of 772 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1002 MHz. It also uses a 384-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 512 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 3470 512MB, which uses a 55 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a speed of 950 MHz on this card. It features 40(8x5) SPUs along with 4 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 580 3GB should be much faster than the Radeon HD 3470 512MB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 192384 MB/sec
Radeon HD 3470 512MB 30400 MB/sec
Difference: 161984 (533%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB will be a lot (about 1444%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 3470 512MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 49408 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 3470 512MB 3200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 46208 (1444%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB is much (about 1058%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 3470 512MB, and should be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 37056 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 3470 512MB 3200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 33856 (1058%)

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 580 3GB Radeon HD 3470 512MB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 2008
Code Name GF110 RV620 PRO
Memory 3072 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 1900 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 30400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 3200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 3200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 40(8x5)
Texture Mapping Units 64 4
Render Output Units 48 4
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3000 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per 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. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 580 3GB

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Radeon HD 3470 512MB

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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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