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GeForce GTS 450 vs Radeon R7 M260X

Intro

The GeForce GTS 450 uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 783 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 902 MHz on this card. It features 192 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 M260X, which comes with a core clock frequency of 825 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 384 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon R7 M260X should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTS 450 in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260X 64000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 450 57728 MB/sec
Difference: 6272 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 450 should be a lot (about 27%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon R7 M260X. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 25056 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 M260X 19800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5256 (27%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTS 450 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 12528 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M260X 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5928 (90%)

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 450

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Radeon R7 M260X

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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 450 Radeon R7 M260X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2010 June 2014
Code Name GF106 Opal
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 783 MHz 825 MHz
Memory Speed 3608 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 57728 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25056 Mtexels/sec 19800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12528 Mpixels/sec 6600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 384
Texture Mapping Units 32 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1170 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 450

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Radeon R7 M260X

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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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