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GeForce GTS 250 512MB vs Radeon R9 M275X

Intro

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

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M275X, which features a clock frequency of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M275X 50 Watts
GeForce GTS 250 512MB 145 Watts
Difference: 95 Watts (190%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 M275X should in theory be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTS 250 512MB in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M275X 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 31%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M275X. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 512MB 47232 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M275X 36000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11232 (31%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M275X is superior to the GeForce GTS 250 512MB, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R9 M275X 14400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 512MB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2592 (22%)

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 R9 M275X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 3, 2009 May 1 2014
Code Name G92a/b Venus XTX
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 14400 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 max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the 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 most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out 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 drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably 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 GTS 250 512MB

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Radeon R9 M275X

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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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