NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT vs AMD Radeon HD 6570

NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
AMD Radeon HD 6570

General info

Comparison of GeForce 9600 GT and Radeon HD 6570 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
32.84
 
13.97
Architecture
Tesla
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
G94
 
Thames
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Design
n/d
 
reference
Release date
21 February 2008
 
7 February 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$179
 
$79
Price now
$40
 
$98

Technical specs

GeForce 9600 GT 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 9600 GT and Radeon HD 6570's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
64
 
480
CUDA cores
64
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1625 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
n/d
 
650 MHz
Transistor count
505 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
96 Watt
 
40 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
20.8 billion / sec
 
15.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
208 gflops
 
624.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9600 GT 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
16x PCI-E 2.0
 
PCIe 2.1 x16
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
9" (22.9 cm)
 
168 mm
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
None
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9600 GT 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
512 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
900 MHz
Memory bandwidth
57.6 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9600 GT and Radeon HD 6570.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Display Connectors
HDTVTwo Dual Link DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
DisplayPort support
-
 
+
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GT and Radeon HD 6570. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
CrossFire
-
 
+
UVD
-
 
+
3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9600 GT and Radeon HD 6570, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
DirectX® 11
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9600 GT and Radeon HD 6570. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

9600 GT 3.78
HD 6570 3.94 +4.2%

Passmark

9600 GT 728
HD 6570 759 +4.3%

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 9600 GT 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 9600 GT and Radeon HD 6570 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (57.6 vs 28.8 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6570

4.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 February 2011 vs 21 February 2008)
Cheaper ($79 vs $179)
More pipelines (480 vs 64)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (40 vs 96 watts)
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
HDMI
DisplayPort support
CrossFire
UVD

So, 9600 GT or HD 6570?

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