NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 vs ATI Radeon HD 5570

NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2
ATI Radeon HD 5570

General info

Comparison of GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Tesla
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
G92
 
Pinewood
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
18 March 2008
 
9 February 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
n/d

Technical specs

GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2x 128
 
400
CUDA cores
256 (128 per GPU)
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1500 MHz
 
625 MHz
Transistor count
754 million
 
627 million
Manufacturing process technology
65 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
197 Watt
 
39 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
76.8 billion / sec
 
13 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2x 384.0 gflops
 
520.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570 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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
165 mm
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
None
SLI options
Quad
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570: 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
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
2x 512 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
512 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
3200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
128 (64 per GPU)
 
25.6 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Display Connectors
HDMIDual Link DVI
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
+
 
n/d
HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

9800 GX2 2.30
ATI HD 5570 2.30

Passmark

9800 GX2 797 +11.8%
ATI HD 5570 713

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 9800 GX2 and Radeon HD 5570 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2

Wider memory bus (512 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (128 vs 25.6 GB/s)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
HDMI
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 5570

Much newer (9 February 2010 vs 18 March 2008)
More pipelines (400 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (39 vs 197 watts)

So, 9800 GX2 or HD 5570?

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