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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 570 Gainward Golden Sample 1.2GB Edition Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition
Battlefield 2042 210% 318%
Grand Theft Auto VI 222% 333%
Resident Evil 8 197% 300%
Far Cry 6 231% 345%
New World 102% 172%
The Ascent 299% 437%
Back 4 Blood 197% 300%
Forza Horizon 5 80% 142%
Star Citizen 101% 170%
FIFA 22 15% 55%

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 HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition.

The HD 7790 has a 325 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 HD 7790 manages to provide 15.2 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 HD 7790 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 570, but the GTX 570 has 24 more Render Output Units than the HD 7790. As a result, the GTX 570 exhibits a 12.8 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the HD 7790. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The HD 7790 was released over a year more recently than the GTX 570, and so the HD 7790 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 HD 7790 has 768 MB more video memory than the GTX 570, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 570 has 53.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7790, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 570 is much better than the HD 7790.

The GeForce GTX 570 Gainward Golden Sample 1.2GB Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition has 896. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 570 is 720 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7790 is 963. The HD 7790 having 243 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 570 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The HD 7790 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 570. This means that the HD 7790 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 but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 570.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed750 MHzvs1075 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF110-275-A1GCN 1.0 Bonaire XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date07 Dec 2010vs22 Mar 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed975 MHzvs1600 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth156GB/secvs102.4GB/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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units480vs896
Actual Shader Performance35%vs46%
Texture Mapping Units60vs56
Texture Rate45 GTexel/svs60.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs16
Pixel Rate30 GPixel/svs17.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power219 Watts-
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-880 Quad 3.06GHzvsIntel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

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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

Cooling Solution
Dual Fan Cooling Solution.

Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 570.
Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU II OC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the performance Radeon HD 7790.
This edition comes with a cooling solution called DirectCU II, which achieves 20% lower temps and vastly quieter performance than reference with direct-contact copper heatpipes and dual fans, according to Asus. It also comes overclocked out of the box in the core-clock to 1075MHz and on the memory clock to 1600MHz, though the latter might prove useless, as this card might not benefit from extra bandwidth.
The 2GB framer buffer proves useless and Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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