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GeForce GTX 285 2GB vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB has core clock speeds of 648 MHz on the GPU, and 1242 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 240 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448, which makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 732 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 448 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 40 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 285 2GB 204 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 210 Watts
Difference: 6 Watts (3%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 285 2GB should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 2GB 158976 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 144000 MB/sec
Difference: 14976 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB is much (about 26%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 2GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 40992 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10848 (26%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8544 (41%)

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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GeForce GTX 285 2GB

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 285 2GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 15, 2009 December 2011
Code Name G200b GF110
Memory 2048 MB 1280 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 732 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 210 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 144000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 40992 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 29280 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 448
Texture Mapping Units 80 56
Render Output Units 32 40
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 320-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 285 2GB

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448

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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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