GeForce GTX 670 vs GTX 570 Performance Update

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 10, 2012 - 11:13 AM |
Tagged: nvidia, kepler, gtx 670, gtx 570, GK104, geforce

In the comments to our full review of the GeForce GTX 670 2GB graphics card a user asked for a comparison of the new GTX 670 against the Fermi-based GTX 570.  I had some numbers for that already made up but ran out of time and space for it in our review that went up this morning.  I thought that there might be others interested in this so I decided to put a news post with the results.

These performance graphs pit a reference clocked GTX 570 1.25GB card against the new reference GTX 670 2GB card.  

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 Without a doubt the new GTX 670 is a faster GPU than the GTX 570:

  • 3DMark11: +45%
  • Battlefield 3: +34%
  • DiRT 3: +28%
  • Skyrim: +32%
  • Metro 2033: +31%
  • Dues Ex: +29%
  • Batman: AC: +39%
  • Power Consumption: -14%

With an average performance delta of 30% or more, the GTX 670 makes a solid upgrade for GTX 570 users but maybe more interesting, it does this while using 14% less power as well.  

May 10, 2012 | 11:25 AM - Posted by kingronsuperdad (not verified)

Nice upgrade now, when and how much

May 10, 2012 | 11:35 AM - Posted by Will (not verified)

Love to see this done for SLI as this makes me tempted to buy one but I got 2 of the 570s.

August 30, 2012 | 03:47 AM - Posted by Fester (not verified)

I've 2 msi n570 tf3 . Today, 30th August , I just bought another new one.I'll enjoy my 3way 570 with my 3960. Love them.

August 30, 2012 | 03:59 AM - Posted by Fester (not verified)

Forgot. Benchmarks. 2x Msi N570Gtx Twin Frozr iii(910mhz), i7-3960x(4.624ghz) - 3d11-P13261. Vantage 47406. 3d6 34690(Not sure of settings). Then i5-2500k(4.7ghz) 2x570(845mhz) Vantage 34988. I'll try 3x in a week.

May 10, 2012 | 02:23 PM - Posted by Zard (not verified)

This is the reason pcper is THE go to computer hardware site. If someone asks for something and it is in the realm of possible, you guys just do it. I expected the 670 to be good, but for a card of this price it literally blows my mind. AMD are going to have to give their cards away to stay relevant in the enthusiest market. Love your work pc per.

May 10, 2012 | 07:05 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Thanks, our readers are awesome as well :)

May 10, 2012 | 04:47 PM - Posted by mike@omgeek.net (not verified)

Yeah wow I saw that comment earlier and was wondering if that question was ever going to be answered too.I'm impressed pcper listens to comments and goes back to deliver if anything was missing the first time. Very good practice.

May 10, 2012 | 05:31 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Thanks for the comments you guys. We wouldn't exist and be able to do this if it weren't for our readers so we make every attempt to give them the information they want.

May 11, 2012 | 02:59 PM - Posted by Nilbog

Thanks Ryan!

May 10, 2012 | 10:57 PM - Posted by Prodeous (not verified)

For me the one thing missing is some CUDA/OpenCL tests. And as you mentioned in the 670 review towards the end that mulitscreen test are coming. Can't wait.

You stated that without us you wouldn't exist. But I have to also add. That without the quality of reviews, and simply an awesome team you have created with PCPer and the Video Podcasts (which are still to short :P) we wouldn't be here.

So keep it up. :)

May 11, 2012 | 07:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Wow, impressive. Thanks Ryan!

May 11, 2012 | 10:01 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I dont agree that an upgrade from a 570 would be worth it. But for someone coming from a 470, for instance, it would make a noticeable performance gain.
I also like you work guys, congrats!

May 11, 2012 | 10:54 AM - Posted by anonimitee (not verified)

the 570 used is not a stock in this comparison(stock speed is 732 core not 800, 9 percent increase). a true apples to apples would show the 670 near or better than 40 percent faster on many games.

May 26, 2012 | 05:05 PM - Posted by Frenza (not verified)

Thanks for the great article. My old GTX 285 INNO3D died on me, so now I ordered the GTX 670 from MSI. Cant wait to get it and see the performance difference between a 285 to a 670 + finally being able to use DX11.

May 27, 2012 | 01:17 PM - Posted by Adrian Sekaquaptewa (not verified)

Wow. Pcper is now bookmarked.

June 11, 2012 | 05:45 AM - Posted by cyow

thanks that was just the made it easy I'm getting one when i can.

many thanks Ryan

July 16, 2012 | 03:41 AM - Posted by altair (not verified)

Alredy owned 670 gtx (palit jet stream) its average faster that gtx 570 (palit sonic platinium) about 30% -35 % .

December 16, 2012 | 06:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I was thinking about ordering two GTX 580's or 680's for SLI but now I am thinking the SLI 670's might be a better option any opinions or benchmarks I should look at? Im interested in playing basically all the games this page tested and the new Metro 2033.

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