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GeForce GTS 250 1GB vs Radeon R9 380X

Intro

The GeForce GTS 250 1GB features a core clock speed of 738 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 1100 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 65/55 nm design. It features 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 380X, which has GPU clock speed of 970 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1425 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTS 250 1GB 145 Watts
Radeon R9 380X 190 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (31%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R9 380X should theoretically be much superior to the GeForce GTS 250 1GB overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 380X 182400 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 112000 (159%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 380X will be quite a bit (more or less 163%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R9 380X 124160 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 47232 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 76928 (163%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 380X is superior to the GeForce GTS 250 1GB, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon R9 380X 31040 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 19232 (163%)

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 380X

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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 380X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 3, 2009 November 2015
Code Name G92a/b Tonga XT
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 970 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 5700 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 182400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 124160 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 31040 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 2048
Texture Mapping Units 64 128
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million 5000 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per 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. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 250 1GB

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Radeon R9 380X

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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