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GeForce GTS 250 1GB vs Radeon R9 390X 8G

Intro

The GeForce GTS 250 1GB features a clock frequency of 738 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 1100 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 65/55 nm design. It is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 390X 8G, which comes with a core clock frequency of 1050 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also makes use of a 512-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 2816 SPUs, 176 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTS 250 1GB 145 Watts
Radeon R9 390X 8G 275 Watts
Difference: 130 Watts (90%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R9 390X 8G is 445% faster than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R9 390X 8G 384000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 313600 (445%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 390X 8G is a lot (more or less 291%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R9 390X 8G 184800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 47232 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 137568 (291%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 390X 8G will be much (approximately 469%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R9 390X 8G 67200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 55392 (469%)

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 250 1GB

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Radeon R9 390X 8G

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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 250 1GB Radeon R9 390X 8G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 3, 2009 June 2015
Code Name G92a/b Grenada XT
Memory 1024 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 1050 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 275 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 384000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 184800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 67200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 2816
Texture Mapping Units 64 176
Render Output Units 16 64
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 512-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million 6200 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 largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video 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 most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. 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 also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 250 1GB

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 390X 8G

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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