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GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs Radeon R7 370 4G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 1GB has a GPU clock speed of 648 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 1242 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also is comprised of 240 Stream Processors, 80 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R7 370 4G, which comes with clock speeds of 975 MHz on the GPU, and 1400 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 370 4G 110 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 204 Watts
Difference: 94 Watts (85%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R7 370 4G should perform a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 179200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 158976 MB/sec
Difference: 20224 (13%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 4G will be a small bit (about 20%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 62400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10560 (20%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 370 4G is superior to the GeForce GTX 285 1GB, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 31200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 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 1GB

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Radeon R7 370 4G

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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 1GB Radeon R7 370 4G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 15, 2009 June 2015
Code Name G200b Trinidad
Memory 1024 MB 4096 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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR 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 figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

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

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GeForce GTX 285 1GB

Amazon.com

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Radeon R7 370 4G

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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