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GeForce GTS 250 1GB vs Radeon R9 M375X

Intro

The GeForce GTS 250 1GB comes with a GPU core speed of 738 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M375X, which comes with clock speeds of 1015 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M375X should be a bit faster than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 250 1GB should be a little bit (more or less 16%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M375X. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 1GB 47232 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M375X 40600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6632 (16%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M375X is superior to the GeForce GTS 250 1GB, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 16240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4432 (38%)

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 1GB

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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 GTS 250 1GB Radeon R9 M375X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 3, 2009 2015
Code Name G92a/b Cape Verde
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 1015 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 40600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 16240 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 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 250 1GB

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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.

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