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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3570

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 3570

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Significantly lower TDP 30W vs 120W 4x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 990 MHz More than 7x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 796 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s vs 7.92 GB/s Around 14.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 63.68 GFLOPS Around 36.2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 3.18 GPixel/s More than 11.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 3.18 GTexel/s Around 22.8x higher texture rate
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 495 MHz More than 3.5x higher memory clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
Significantly more shading units 1,024 vs 40 984 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 64 vs 4 60 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3570  vs GeForce GTX 960 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 3570
7.92 GB/s
GeForce GTX 960
112.2 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 3570
3.18 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 960
36.1 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 3570
3.18 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 960
72.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3570
63.68 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 960
2,308.1 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 3570  vs
GeForce GTX 960 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV620 GM206
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 796 MHz 1,127 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 40 1,024
Texture mapping units 4 64
Render output processors 4 32
Pixel rate 3.18 GPixel/s 36.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 3.18 GTexel/s 72.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 63.68 GFLOPS 2,308.1 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 3570  vs
GeForce GTX 960 
Memory clock speed 495 MHz 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 990 MHz 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 128 bit
Memory 512 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type DDR2 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 7.92 GB/s 112.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 30W 120W

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