Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 6870

Intro

The GeForce GTX 570 features core clock speeds of 732 MHz on the GPU, and 950 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 480 SPUs as well as 60 Texture Address Units and 40 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6870, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 900 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1050 MHz on this specific model. It features 1120 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

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 6870 2870 points
Difference: 1517 (53%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6870 151 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 68 Watts (45%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 570 should in theory be a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6870 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6870 134400 MB/sec
Difference: 17600 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6870 will be just a bit (approximately 15%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

Radeon HD 6870 50400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6480 (15%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 is a little bit (approximately 2%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon HD 6870, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6870 28800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 480 (2%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 570

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 6870

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Specifications

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 570 Radeon HD 6870
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 2010 October 2010
Code Name GF110 Barts XT
Memory 1280 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 3800 MHz 4200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 219 watts 151 watts
Bandwidth 152000 MB/sec 134400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43920 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 28800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 480 1120
Texture Mapping Units 60 56
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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 570

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 6870

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

4 Responses to “GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 6870”
upgrade scheda video max 200/250 euro - Pagina 5 - Forum di Tom's Hardware says:

[...] [...]

quiero hacer upgrade GTX570 o 6970??? says:

[...] comparativa es lo que deseas, si quieres irte a los numeros, esta tabla quizas puede ayudarte men GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 6870 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare [...]

Battlefield 3 on Full Ultra, Sapphire 6870, Intel i5 - Page 2 - XboxMB - Xbox Message Boards says:

[...] Posted by O6K My gtx 570 with intel i7 can just about run on ultra lol GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 6870 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare Your GTX 570 has way better specs than my 6870 and should be able to run it no problem. [...]

Far Cry 3 - Moje impresije - Page 3 says:

[...] Sent from my iPhone 4s Za procesor mozda ali 570 je mnogo jaca od 6870 pogledaj malo testove GeForce GTX 570 vs Radeon HD 6870 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare Reply With [...]

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield