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GeForce GTX 280 vs Radeon HD 5830

Intro

The GeForce GTX 280 has a GPU core clock speed of 602 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 1107 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also is comprised of 240 Stream Processors, 80 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5830, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1000 MHz on this card. It features 1120(224x5) SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5830 175 Watts
GeForce GTX 280 236 Watts
Difference: 61 Watts (35%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 280 should theoretically be just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 5830 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 280 141696 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5830 128000 MB/sec
Difference: 13696 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 280 is a small bit (approximately 8%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 5830. (explain)

GeForce GTX 280 48160 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5830 44800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3360 (8%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 280 is superior to the Radeon HD 5830, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 280 19264 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5830 12800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6464 (51%)

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 280 Radeon HD 5830
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 17, 2008 February 25, 2010
Code Name G200 Cypress LE
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 602 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 2214 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 236 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 141696 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 48160 Mtexels/sec 44800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 19264 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 1120(224x5)
Texture Mapping Units 80 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 million 2154 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

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

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GeForce GTX 280

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Radeon HD 5830

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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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