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GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 vs Radeon HD 4890 1GB

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The GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 features core speeds of 732 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 448 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 4890 1GB, which has core clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 975 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 800(160x5) SPUs along with 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4890 1GB 190 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 210 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (11%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 should be 15% faster than the Radeon HD 4890 1GB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 144000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4890 1GB 124800 MB/sec
Difference: 19200 (15%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 will be a little bit (about 2%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4890 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 40992 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4890 1GB 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 992 (2%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 29280 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4890 1GB 16000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 13280 (83%)

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 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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Radeon HD 4890 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 2011 Apr 2, 2009
Code Name GF110 RV790 XT
Memory 1280 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 732 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 3600 MHz 3900 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 210 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 144000 MB/sec 124800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40992 Mtexels/sec 40000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 448 800(160x5)
Texture Mapping Units 56 40
Render Output Units 40 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3000 million 959 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

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

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448

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Radeon HD 4890 1GB

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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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