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GeForce GTX 480 vs GeForce GTX 570


The GeForce GTX 480 makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 700 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 924 MHz on this specific model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 60 Texture Address Units and 48 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 570, which features a core clock frequency of 732 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 950 MHz. It also features a 320-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 480 SPUs, 60 Texture Address Units, and 40 ROPs.

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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
GeForce GTX 480 3650 points
Difference: 737 (20%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
GeForce GTX 480 250 Watts
Difference: 31 Watts (14%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 480 should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 570 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 480 177408 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
Difference: 25408 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 will be a small bit (more or less 5%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 480. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 480 42000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1920 (5%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 480 is a better choice, though only just barely. (explain)

GeForce GTX 480 33600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4320 (15%)

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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Model GeForce GTX 480 GeForce GTX 570
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 2010 December 2010
Code Name GF100 GF110
Memory 1536 MB 1280 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 732 MHz
Memory Speed 3696 MHz 3800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 250 watts 219 watts
Bandwidth 177408 MB/sec 152000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 42000 Mtexels/sec 43920 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33600 Mpixels/sec 29280 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 480 480
Texture Mapping Units 60 60
Render Output Units 48 40
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 320-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3000 million 3000 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 maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If 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 higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics 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 number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the 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 - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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24 Responses to “GeForce GTX 480 vs GeForce GTX 570”
Danish says:

I cannot understand which is better.
But it seems that 570 is lagging behind 480

umm says:

......... xD

fafasfasf says:

570 is better, new, more fresh, low consumption, ...

CH1PO says:

GTX-570 faster

CH1PO says:

GTX-570 Better

CH1POS says:

GTX-570 more cool

Lu says:

480 is faster and 150 dollars less...

Don't click the Noob! says:

Sorry but my Vodoo 1 card is better than the 570 and 480 combined!

Morris Antwerp says:

Higher resolutions with high levels of AA = 480 is slightly superior due to greater memory, also better @ overclocking.

570 is Cooler, quieter, has less power draw and in 'normal' resolutions (1050 / 1080 / 1200p) with lower levels of AA will pull ahead slightly.

pg says:

i have both and the 570 is way more powerfull and better in all the ways ......

Wahid says:

Clock for clock speeds GTX 480 will be the winener in very game/benchmark due to its memory bandwith and more VRAM (especially in high resolutions 1080p and above) also its capabilities of handling AA without loosing so much performance, personnaly I prefer GTX 480 to GTX 570 because, in fact, the architecture of this later is not new as many think, it's a refunded Fermi with low consumption (- 31 Watt less), this not a reason to go for !!!

Adnan says:

I have a gtx 570 and its an awesome card. I haven't used gtx 480 but according to nVidia website, 570 is better than 480 performance wise.

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ex93nball says:

GTX 570 is awesome.. 10fingersup

Jayjr1105 says:

GTX 480 on sale for $209 with promo code is a no brainer vs. the 570 @ $350

Tora says:

I have been looking into GTX 570 series to buy one for few months. Today, I found about the GTX 480 on newegg for $210 and almost changed my mind. But when I compared both on different websites, I realized the 570 is the one. There is one among 570 Series that 480 can't bit; EVGA 570 Classified with 822MH GPU vs normal 732MHz for 570 and 700 for 480. You have a 9% discount with $10 rebate also until 3/15/2012 570 classified is closer to 580. It also has DisplayPort.

Tora says:

I should also add to my comment above that: nVidia has pulled out the GTX 470 out of their product's page. There should be a reason for that. There is also a reason why newegg is offering total of $90 off the price for it. A good great popular product never goes that much lower the standard price.

Tora says:

sorry I meant GTX 480 not 470.

SrgtMacfly says:

I own both of them and through my experience they are both very good cards. The GTX 570 IS faster, but that is barely noticeable. The GTX 480 has dropped significantly since I bought it, and is a great card. For the prices compared, the GTX 480 wins by far, as it is about 230 Dollars compared to the GTX 570 for 300-350 dollars, the winner is the GTX 480 By far

MinhlamVietnamese says:

Where i can read infomaiton about 6740m and compare it with other Gpu ?

Naveen says:

For Gamers....GTX 570 is better.
But for those who work in 3D, GTX 480 is far better....
GTX 480 has gt more and faster memory and same amount of cores, thats why better for simulation and rendering.

Hikaru says:

the 480 wins. Clock for Clock. You cant compare a oc'd 570 to a non oc'd 480 and call it fair. That makes no sense whatsoever

miguel says:

Help in deciding 570 vs 480 255 msi version vs 210 for 480. This is my first build and i'm not a big gamer i use to play on my PS3 until now. I can get 570 msi version and then get another one in a year or so which i expect the price will drop as well. thanks

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