NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 vs MX250

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
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Fermi 2.0
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Release date
7 December 2010
21 February 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
CUDA cores
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Core clock speed
1464 MHz
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
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1038 MHz
Transistor count
3,000 million
1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
219 Watt
10 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
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Texture fill rate
43.9 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
1,405.4 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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Bus support
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
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PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x4
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
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4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
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Supplementary power connectors
Two 6-pin
SLI options


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250: 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
Maximum RAM amount
1280 MB
2 GB
Memory bus width
320 Bit
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
1900 MHz (3800 data rate)
6 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
152.0 GB/s
48.06 GB/s
Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
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Display Connectors
Mini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI
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Multi monitor support
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Maximum VGA resolution
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Audio input for HDMI
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Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
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Multi Monitor
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 (11_0)
12 (12_1)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 570 15.20 +49.2%
GeForce MX250 10.19

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 570 4390 +19.9%
GeForce MX250 3660

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 570 5033 +8.8%
GeForce MX250 4624

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 570 17632 +6.9%
GeForce MX250 16488


GTX 570 3858 +49.1%
GeForce MX250 2587

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
133 Mh/s
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Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
13 Mh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570

49.2% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (320 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (480 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (152 vs 48.06 GB/s)
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)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
DirectX 12
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 7 December 2010)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (10 vs 219 watts)
Vulkan 1.1
OpenGL 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
GPU Boost 3.0
Multi Monitor

So, GTX 570 or MX250?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 570 is a desktop card while GeForce MX250 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce MX250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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