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GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs Radeon RX 460 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 1GB features clock speeds of 648 MHz on the GPU, and 1242 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 240 SPUs along with 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, which features core clock speeds of 1090 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 204 Watts
Difference: 129 Watts (172%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 285 1GB should be 42% faster than the Radeon RX 460 2GB in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 158976 MB/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 46976 (42%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 2GB is a bit (about 18%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 61040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9200 (18%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 285 1GB is the winner, not by a very large margin though. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 17440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3296 (19%)

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 285 1GB

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Radeon RX 460 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 285 1GB Radeon RX 460 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 15, 2009 August 2016
Code Name G200b Polaris 11
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 896
Texture Mapping Units 80 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 14 nm
Transistors 1400 million 3000 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 data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as 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, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 285 1GB

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Radeon RX 460 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.

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