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GeForce GTX 580 vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 comes with a core clock frequency of 772 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1002 MHz. It also features a 384-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 512 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, which has a clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1050 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 800 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 108 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 244 Watts
Difference: 136 Watts (126%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 580 is 186% faster than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB in general, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 192384 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 67200 MB/sec
Difference: 125184 (186%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 will be quite a bit (approximately 37%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 49408 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 36000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 13408 (37%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 will be quite a bit (approximately 157%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 37056 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 14400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 22656 (157%)

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 Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 January 2011
Code Name GF110 Juniper XT
Memory 1536 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 4200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts 108 watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 67200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 800
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 48 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3000 million 1040 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 largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

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

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Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTX 580 vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB”
SilenceMan says:

I went from my old GTX 470 to GTX 580 cause of power for perfomance and temperature...

In games is much faster and renders about 120% Times faster and also about 40-50% faster than GTX 680!!!!

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