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GeForce GTS 150 vs Radeon R9 280X

Intro

The GeForce GTS 150 has a GPU core speed of 740 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 500 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 280X, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 1500 MHz on this specific model. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTS 150 141 Watts
Radeon R9 280X 250 Watts
Difference: 109 Watts (77%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R9 280X should perform much faster than the GeForce GTS 150 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 280X 288000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 150 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 256000 (800%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 280X will be a lot (more or less 130%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTS 150. (explain)

Radeon R9 280X 108800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 150 47360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 61440 (130%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 280X is superior to the GeForce GTS 150, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R9 280X 27200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 150 11840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 15360 (130%)

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 GTS 150

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Radeon R9 280X

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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 GTS 150 Radeon R9 280X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 10, 2009 October 2013
Code Name G92b Tahiti XTL
Memory 1024 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 740 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 141 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 288000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47360 Mtexels/sec 108800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11840 Mpixels/sec 27200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 2048
Texture Mapping Units 64 128
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus 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 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 150

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Radeon R9 280X

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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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