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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 vs Radeon R9 M375X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 comes with a GPU core speed of 576 MHz, and the 896 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 999 MHz through a 448-bit bus. It also features 216 Stream Processors, 72 Texture Address Units, and 28 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M375X, which has a clock frequency of 1015 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, in theory, should perform much faster than the Radeon R9 M375X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 111888 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M375X 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 39888 (55%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 should be a little bit (about 2%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M375X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 41472 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M375X 40600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 872 (2%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M375X is superior to the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, though only just barely. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 16240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 112 (1%)

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 260 Core 216

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Radeon R9 M375X

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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 260 Core 216 Radeon R9 M375X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 16, 2008 2015
Code Name G200 Cape Verde
Memory 896 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz 1015 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 202 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 111888 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41472 Mtexels/sec 40600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16128 Mpixels/sec 16240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 216 640
Texture Mapping Units 72 40
Render Output Units 28 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 448-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1400 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Radeon R9 M375X

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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