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GeForce GTX 860M vs Radeon R7 250X 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 860M comes with a GPU clock speed of 797 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1152 Stream Processors, 96 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 250X 2GB, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1000 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 640 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 860M 45 Watts
Radeon R7 250X 2GB 95 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (111%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R7 250X 2GB should theoretically perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 860M in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 250X 2GB 72000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 860M 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 8000 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 860M is much (more or less 91%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 250X 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 76512 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 250X 2GB 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 36512 (91%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R7 250X 2GB is superior to the GeForce GTX 860M, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon R7 250X 2GB 16000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 860M 12752 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3248 (25%)

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 GTX 860M

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Radeon R7 250X 2GB

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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 GTX 860M Radeon R7 250X 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 12 2014 February 2014
Code Name GM107 Cape Verde XT
Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 797 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 45 watts 95 watts
Bandwidth 64000 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 76512 Mtexels/sec 40000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12752 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 640
Texture Mapping Units 96 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 1500 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 860M

Amazon.com

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Radeon R7 250X 2GB

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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