ATI Radeon HD 5570 vs NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

Price now 184$
Games supported 52%
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 600MHz
  • Max video memory 1024
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 900MHz
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Radeon HD 5570
ATI Radeon HD 5570
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 650
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 667 - 900
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 113$
Games supported 52%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating910913
Value for money0.030.05
ArchitectureTesla (2006−2010)Terascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameG92Redwood
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date21 July 2008
(14 years old)
9 February 2010
(12 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$160 no data
Current price$184 (1.2x MSRP)$113
Value for money

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores112400
CUDA cores112no data
Core clock speed600 MHz650 MHz
Number of transistors754 million627 million
Manufacturing process technology65 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)105 Watt39 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature105 °Cno data
Texture fill rate33.6 billion/sec13.00
Floating-point performance336.0 gflops520.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length9" (22.9 cm)165 mm
Height1-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pinNone
SLI options+no data


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR3DDR3
Maximum RAM amount1 GB1 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed900 MHz667 - 900 MHz
Memory bandwidth57.6 GB/s25.6 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsHDTVDual Link DVI1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Multi monitor support+no data
HDMIno data+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536no data
Audio input for HDMIS/PDIFno data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX11.1 (10_0)11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model4.05.0
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

9800 GT 1.22
ATI HD 5570 1.20
  • Passmark


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

9800 GT 478
ATI HD 5570 473

GeForce 9800 GT outperforms Radeon HD 5570 by 1% in Passmark.

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Average FPS

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900pno data15
Full HDno data22

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 1.22 1.20
Recency 21 July 2008 9 February 2010
Memory bus width 256 128
Memory bandwidth 57.6 25.6
Pipelines / CUDA cores 112 400
Chip lithography 65 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 105 Watt 39 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
GeForce 9800 GT


ATI Radeon HD 5570
Radeon HD 5570

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce 9800 GT by AMD

According to our data, the nearest equivalent to GeForce 9800 GT by AMD is Radeon HD 5570, which is slower by 2% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 5570 Radeon HD 5570

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9800 GT:

Competitors of Radeon HD 5570 by NVIDIA

The nearest Radeon HD 5570's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 9800 GT, which is faster by 2% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT GeForce 9800 GT

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 5570:

GeForce 710A 103.33
Radeon HD 5570 100
GeForce 800M 94.17

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