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GeForce GTX 580 vs Radeon R9 285

Intro

The GeForce GTX 580 features a core clock frequency of 772 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1002 MHz. It also features a 384-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 512 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 48 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R9 285, which comes with a clock frequency of 918 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1375 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1792 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon R9 285 8500 points
GeForce GTX 580 4956 points
Difference: 3544 (72%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 285 190 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 244 Watts
Difference: 54 Watts (28%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 580 should in theory be just a bit superior to the Radeon R9 285 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 192384 MB/sec
Radeon R9 285 176000 MB/sec
Difference: 16384 (9%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 285 will be a lot (approximately 108%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 580. (explain)

Radeon R9 285 102816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 580 49408 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 53408 (108%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 should be much (approximately 26%) better at FSAA than the Radeon R9 285, and able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 37056 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 285 29376 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7680 (26%)

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 580

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 580 Radeon R9 285
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2010 September 2014
Code Name GF110 Tonga PRO
Memory 1536 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 772 MHz 918 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 244 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 192384 MB/sec 176000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49408 Mtexels/sec 102816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 37056 Mpixels/sec 29376 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 1792
Texture Mapping Units 64 112
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3000 million 5000 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.4

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated 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 video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. 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 lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 580

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Radeon R9 285

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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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