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GeForce GTS 250 512MB vs Radeon R7 M260X

Intro

The GeForce GTS 250 512MB has clock speeds of 738 MHz on the GPU, and 1100 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 M260X, which comes with GPU clock speed of 825 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also 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 speaking, the GeForce GTS 250 512MB should be a little bit faster than the Radeon R7 M260X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 512MB 70400 MB/sec
Radeon R7 M260X 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 250 512MB should be much (approximately 139%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 M260X. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 512MB 47232 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 M260X 19800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 27432 (139%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTS 250 512MB is a lot (approximately 79%) better at FSAA than the Radeon R7 M260X, and should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 512MB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M260X 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5208 (79%)

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 512MB

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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 512MB Radeon R7 M260X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 3, 2009 June 2014
Code Name G92a/b Opal
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 825 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 19800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 6600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 384
Texture Mapping Units 64 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated 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 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 maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 250 512MB

Amazon.com

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Radeon R7 M260X

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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