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GeForce GTX 1050 vs GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 has a GPU core clock speed of 1354 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 640 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm, which features core speeds of 576 MHz on the GPU, and 999 MHz on the 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 216 SPUs along with 72 Texture Address Units and 28 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 171 Watts
Difference: 96 Watts (128%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1050 should in theory be a small bit superior to the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 111888 MB/sec
Difference: 2800 (3%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 is quite a bit (approximately 31%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 54160 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12688 (31%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 43328 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 27200 (169%)

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 1050

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2016 December 22, 2008
Code Name GP107-300 G200b
Memory 2048 MB 896 MB
Core Speed 1354 MHz 576 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 1998 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 171 watts
Bandwidth 114688 MB/sec 111888 MB/sec
Texel Rate 54160 Mtexels/sec 41472 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 43328 Mpixels/sec 16128 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 640 216
Texture Mapping Units 40 72
Render Output Units 32 28
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 448-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3300 million 1400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics 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 that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially 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 GTX 1050

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GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm

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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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