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GeForce GTX 285 2GB vs GeForce GTX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB uses a 55 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 648 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM runs at a frequency of 1242 MHz on this specific card. It features 240 SPUs along with 80 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 560, which has core speeds of 810 MHz on the GPU, and 1001 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 336 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 150 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 204 Watts
Difference: 54 Watts (36%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB should theoretically perform a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 560 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 2GB 158976 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 128128 MB/sec
Difference: 30848 (24%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB should be a little bit (more or less 14%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 560. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 2GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 45360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6480 (14%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 is a lot (more or less 25%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce GTX 285 2GB, and capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 25920 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5184 (25%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 285 2GB GeForce GTX 560
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 15, 2009 May 2011
Code Name G200b GF114
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 810 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 4004 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 128128 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 45360 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 25920 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 336
Texture Mapping Units 80 56
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 285 2GB

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GeForce GTX 560

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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