OpenGL 4 Tessellation: GTS 450 vs GTX 460 vs HD 5770 (TessMark)

OpenGL 4 Tessellation: GTS 450 vs HD 5770 vs HD 5750 (TessMark)
TessMark 0.2.2 scores in FPS: GTS 450 vs HD 5770 vs HD 5750

PC INpact is one of few websites that has used TessMark in the GeForce GTS 450 review. Since tessellation is one of the killer features of OpenGL 4 / Direct3D 11 capable cards, it’s still interesting to see how modern cards like the GTS 450 behave with a pure OpenGL 4 tessellation benchmark.

As expected, the GTS 450 dominates the tessellation battle especially in extreme and insane modes.

TessMark PRO version
The PRO version of TessMark allows to customize many parameters: textures, tessellation levels (1.0 to 64.0), texture tiling… a new website about GPU and other processors, hosts a comparative table of TessMark fillrates for the GTS 450, GTX 460, GTX 480 and HD 5870. No HD 5770, the target of the GTS 450!

OpenGL 4 Tessellation: GTS 450 vs HD 5770 vs HD 5750 (TessMark)
TessMark 0.2.2 scores in MegaPixels / sec( fillrate): GTS 450 vs GTX 460 vs GTX 480 vs HD 5870

9 thoughts on “OpenGL 4 Tessellation: GTS 450 vs GTX 460 vs HD 5770 (TessMark)”

  1. psolord


    Even with one GPC, Nvidia’s architecture seems to be quite more capable than ATI’s, when more than needed triangles, appear on a scene.

    See how I downplayed it? LOL JK 😛

    I also saw some Lost Planet 2 benchies, which showed like 50% more perf for the 450.

    I wonder how this came to be. If I am not greatly mistaken, from Juniper and above, all Evergreen chips have the same tesselation capabilities. I wonder why the 5770 is still slower than a 1 GPC Fermi based card.

    The *possible* problem for Nv is that ATI is about to launch new improved cards next month. These little babies may enjoy a very short lifespan unfortunately. :S

  2. fellix

    GF106 although being on par with Juniper about triangle setup, is still able to process the attribute subdivision in parallel, thanks to distributed tessellation engine. And on top of that, AMD’s OGL4 driver is still lagging behind in terms of performance.

  3. scott

    so which is better the gtc 450 superclocked or the 5770? i just got the gts 450 and i seem partial to it. let me know your thoughts!

  4. Nandiman

    A 5770 is still better than a 450. The thing is, these benchmarks are synthetic benchmarks and they dont reflect real life scenarios. Just run Crysis with a 450 and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Besides, the 6770 is just round the corner. Just think, a 5770 on 256 bits 😀 w00t

  5. Carsten

    I’ve added a HD5770 to the linked comparison at

    Tessellation performance doesn’t depend very much on the number of GPCs but on the number of SMs in Nvidia cards. The GPC stuff is only responsible for (distributed) rasterization.

  6. SadButTrue

    @msweedforlife and @Nandiman

    Having looked at a shipload of benchmarks in the past few weeks, I’ve noticed that Crysis is NOT a good tool for comparison, however popular it might be. It often goes against the trend, when all other games see no difference between cards/processors/motherboards or see a difference in the opposite direction. In every case it seems to favor AMD/ATI over Intel/Nvidia. Hmmm…I wonder why that would be, considering that AMD and ATI are the same company?

    And frankly Crysis seems to be more popular as a framerates gauge than it is as a game. It isn’t on Gamespot’s top 15, yet it seems to pop up in every review, simply because it puts an (artificially?) high load on GPU bandwidth.

    I am not saying that AMD paid EA to add code to the game that would favor one platform over another, but it is not beyond the realm of possibility. IMnsHO, of course.

  7. Anon


    It’s funny you say that, because when you load crysis, it says “runs better with nvidia”

    You must be trolling, because it’s almost common knowledge in the PC world that nvidia payed to have crysis work better with their products.

  8. hitec16

    Well what should i buy a GTS450 or MSI r5770 HAWK?? is tessellation really worth the performance diff b/w GTS450 and HD 5770 ?
    can we really play games at 1080p using tessellation with a GTS450?

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