AMD Radeon HD 8570D vs NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

AMD Radeon HD 8570D
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 3
 
Tesla
Code name
Richland
 
G92
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
26 September 2012
 
29 October 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$349

Technical specs

Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
256
 
112
CUDA cores
n/d
 
112
Core clock speed
844 MHz
 
1500 MHz
Transistor count
n/d
 
754 million
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
105 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
33.6 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
336.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT 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
 
PCI-E 2.0
Interface
n/d
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
9" (22.9 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
6-pin & 8-pin
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT: 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
n/d
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
900 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
57.6 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
n/d
 
Dual Link DVIHDTV
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
S / PDIF

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDRR)
n/d
 
128bit
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
n/d
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

HD 8570D 0.69
8800 GT 0.76 +10.1%

Passmark

HD 8570D 679
8800 GT 747 +10%

Rendering quality tests

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

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 8570D and GeForce 8800 GT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8570D

Much newer (26 September 2012 vs 29 October 2007)
More pipelines (256 vs 112)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 65 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

10.1% faster in synthetic tests
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)
3D Vision Surround

So, HD 8570D or 8800 GT?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT.
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