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GeForce GTX 285 2GB vs Radeon R7 370 2G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB makes use of a 55 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 648 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a frequency of 1242 MHz on this specific card. It features 240 SPUs as well as 80 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which has core clock speeds of 975 MHz on the GPU, and 1400 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 2G 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 204 Watts
Difference: 94 Watts (85%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 370 2G should in theory be just a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 285 2GB overall. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 179200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 158976 MB/sec
Difference: 20224 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 2G should be just a bit (more or less 20%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 285 2GB. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 62400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10560 (20%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R7 370 2G is superior to the GeForce GTX 285 2GB, by far. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 31200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10464 (50%)

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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Radeon R7 370 2G

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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 285 2GB Radeon R7 370 2G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 15, 2009 June 2015
Code Name G200b Trinidad
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 1024
Texture Mapping Units 80 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1400 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling 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 a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 285 2GB

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Radeon R7 370 2G

Amazon.com

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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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