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GeForce GTX 580 3GB vs Geforce GTX 760

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The GeForce GTX 580 3GB uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 772 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1002 MHz on this particular card. It features 512 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Geforce GTX 760, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 980 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1502 MHz on this specific card. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Geforce GTX 760 170 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 244 Watts
Difference: 74 Watts (44%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 580 3GB will be 0% quicker than the Geforce GTX 760 in general, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 192384 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
Difference: 128 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 will be much (about 90%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 580 3GB. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 49408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 44672 (90%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB will be just a bit (approximately 18%) better at FSAA than the Geforce GTX 760, and should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 37056 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5696 (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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 580 3GB Geforce GTX 760
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year November 2010 June 2013
Code Name GF110 GK104
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 192256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 94080 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 31360 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 1152
Texture Mapping Units 64 96
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3000 million 3540 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster 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 applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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