Gigabyte HD 5870 SOC VS GTX 480 vs GTX 295 benchmak review

Another review of the new Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SOC compared with the Nvidia GTX 480 and the Nvidia GTX 295 , lets begin with the specifications and features of each card.



Gigabyte Radeon HD 5870 SOC


About This card: 
GIGABYTE,  introduces a powerful new addition to its Super Overclock Series: HD 5870 SOC. To qualify for Super Overclock Series, a GPU must go through GIGABYTE’s innovative GPU Gauntlet™ Sorting process and it must be equipped with Ultra Durable VGA or VGA+ boards. Designed specifically for overclocking competition and gaming battle, GIGABYTE’s secret weapon HD 5870 Super Overclock Edition is built with ATI RadeonTM HD 5870 GPU. Based on 40nm processor and advanced GDDR5 memory technology, the powerful new GPU consists of ground-breaking features including Microsoft DirectX® 11 and ATI Eyefinity Technology which leads to incredibly immersive HD gaming experience and unrivaled performance.

Features:
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      ■ ATI Radeon HD 5800 GPU
      ■ Radeon HD 5870 SOC Edition
      ■ GPU GauntletTM Sorting technology
      ■ Ultra Durable VGA High Quality Components
      ■ Digital Tweaking Software
      ■ NEC Prodili zer® low RSR/RSL Film Capacity
      ■ Dedicated Voltage Read Point Design
      ■ Integrated with the 1GB/256-bit GDDR5 memory
      ■ 1600 Stream Processors
      ■ Features dual-Link DVI-I x2 / HDMI / DisplayPort
      ■ Supports Window 7
      ■ Microsoft DirectX 11 and OpenGL 3.1 support
      ■ Supports ATI Eyefinity / Stream / CrossFire X

Specifications:
GPU : 40nm
Trans. : 2.15Bil
Sie size : 334mm²
Core clock: 950Mhz
Shader: 1600Mhz
Texture units : 80
ROPs : 32
Mem. type : GDDR5
Mem. clock : 1250 Mhz
Mem. data rate: 5Gbps
Mem. bandwidth: 153.6Gb/s Max Power TDP : 191W
Idle Board Power: 27W





 Nvidia Geforce GTX 480


About GTX 400 series
The first products from the GeForce 400 series were launched on March 26, 2010, starting with the GTX 480 and GTX 470. The GTX 480 is the highest-end model from the GTX 400 series and comes with 480 CUDA cores, a 700 MHz core clock speed, 1401 MHz shader clock and 1.5 GB of GDDR5 memory. The GTX 470 comes with a lower 448 CUDA cores, 607 MHz core clock, 1215 MHz shader clock and 1.25 GB of GDDR5 memory. Launch MSRPs were US$499 and US$349 for the GTX 480 and GTX 470 respectively.

As of yet, no product in the GF100 line has been developed with the initial specification of 512 CUDA cores, and the clock speed is lower than originally anticipated.

Specifications:
CUDA Cores480
Graphics Clock (MHz)700 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz)1401 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)42 
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz)1848 
Standard Memory Config1536 MB GDDR5
Memory Interface Width384-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)177.4
Feature Support:
NVIDIA SLI®-ready* 2-way/3-Way
NVIDIA 3D Vision Readyyes
NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround Ready***yes
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology** HD
NVIDIA PhysX™-readyyes
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technologyyes
Microsoft DirectX11
OpenGL3.2 
Bus SupportPCI-E 2.0 x 16 
Certified for Windows 7yes





  Nvidia GTX 295

 About Geforce 200 series:
The GeForce 200 Series is the tenth generation of Nvidia's GeForce  graphics processing units. The series also represents the continuation of the company's unified shader architecture introduced with the GeForce 8 Series and the GeForce 9 Series. Its primary competition came from ATI's Radeon  HD 4000 series.



Specifications:
GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores480 ( 240 per GPU )
Graphics Clock (MHz)576 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz)1242 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)92.2 
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz)999 
Standard Memory Config1792 MB GDDR3 ( 896MB  per GPU )
Memory Interface Width896-bit ( 448-bit per GPU )
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)223.8
Feature Support:
NVIDIA SLI®-ready Quad
NVIDIA 3D Vision Readyyes
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology HD
NVIDIA PhysX™-readyyes
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technologyyes
Microsoft DirectX10
OpenGL2.1 
Certified for Windows 7yes



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Gigabyte HD 5870 SOC VS GTX 480 vs GTX 295 benchmak review Gigabyte HD 5870 SOC VS GTX 480 vs GTX 295 benchmak review Reviewed by Maherr Live on Friday, May 07, 2010 Rating: 5