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GeForce GTS 250 512MB vs Radeon R9 M265X

Intro

The GeForce GTS 250 512MB uses a 65/55 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 738 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a frequency of 1100 MHz on this card. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M265X, which features a clock speed of 575 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R9 M265X should be 2% faster than the GeForce GTS 250 512MB in general, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon R9 M265X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 250 512MB 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 250 512MB is quite a bit (more or less 105%) better at AF than the Radeon R9 M265X. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 512MB 47232 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 23000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 24232 (105%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTS 250 512MB should be quite a bit (about 28%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M265X, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 512MB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 9200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2608 (28%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTS 250 512MB Radeon R9 M265X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 3, 2009 May 1 2014
Code Name G92a/b Venus Pro
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 23000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 9200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 640
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 16 16
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 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at 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 can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 250 512MB

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Radeon R9 M265X

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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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