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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 570 Gainward Golden Sample 1.2GB Edition Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 129% 220%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 109% 192%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 102% 183%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 102% 183%
FIFA 21 15% 61%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 86% 160%
Genshin Impact 129% 220%
Grand Theft Auto VI 222% 350%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 228% 358%
Watch Dogs Legion 120% 208%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 Gainward Golden Sample 1.2GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition.

The R7 260X has a 280 MHz higher core clock speed but 4 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 570. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the R7 260X manages to provide 12.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 260X has a 280 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 570, but the GTX 570 has 24 more Render Output Units than the R7 260X. As a result, the GTX 570 exhibits a 13.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 260X. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 260X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 570, and so the R7 260X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 570.

The GTX 570 has 256 MB more video memory than the R7 260X, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 570 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 570 has 60 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 260X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 570 is much better than the R7 260X.

The GeForce GTX 570 Gainward Golden Sample 1.2GB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 570 is 720 and the actual shader performance of the R7 260X is 784. The R7 260X having 64 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 570 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 260X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 570. This means that the R7 260X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 570.

The GeForce GTX 570 Gainward Golden Sample 1.2GB Edition requires 219 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition requires 105 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 570 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 260X. The GTX 570 requires 114 Watts more than the R7 260X to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 570 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 260X.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed750 MHzvs1030 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110-275-A1GCN 1.1 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date07 Dec 2010vs08 Oct 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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9.9
1600x900
8.9
green tick vs
7.7
1920x1080
7
green tick vs
5.9
2560x1440
5.1
green tick vs
4.2
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.5

GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed975 MHzvs1500 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth156GB/secvs96GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units480vs896
Actual Shader Performance35%vs38%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units60vs56
Texture Rate45 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs16
Pixel Rate30 GPixel/svs16.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power219 Wattsvs105 Watts
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 570 Gainward Golden Sample 1.2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 570, created by Gainward.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 750MHz, instead of 732MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 950MHz to 975MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Dual Fan Cooling Solution.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 570.
Overview
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon R7 260X v2, created by PowerColor.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1000MHz to 1030MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.

Cooling Solution
Untouched.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 1% Performance Boost over the Reference Radeon R7 260X v2.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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