NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs AMD Radeon HD 6570

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
AMD Radeon HD 6570

General info

Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
7.82
Architecture
Tesla
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
G80
 
Thames
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
8 November 2006
 
7 February 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
$79
Price now
n/d
 
$98

Technical specs

GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
480
CUDA cores
575
 
n/d
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
n/d
 
650 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
155 Watt
 
40 Watt
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
 
15.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
624.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCIe 2.1 x16
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
270 mm
 
168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
900 MHz
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
DirectX® 11
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8800 GTX 2.30
HD 6570 2.30

Passmark

8800 GTX 762 +0.4%
HD 6570 759

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4404 −3.2%
 
4546 +3.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4404 −3.2%
 
4546 +3.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
59 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTX and Radeon HD 6570 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (86.4 vs 28.8 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6570

Much newer (7 February 2011 vs 8 November 2006)
Cheaper ($79 vs $599)
More pipelines (480 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (40 vs 155 watts)
EyefinitySupport
HDMI
DisplayPortMenu
CrossfireX
UVDMenu

So, 8800 GTX or HD 6570?

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