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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti comes with core speeds of 1290 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, which features GPU core speed of 576 MHz, and 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM set to run at 999 MHz through a 448-bit bus. It also features 216 SPUs, 72 TAUs, and 28 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 202 Watts
Difference: 127 Watts (169%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be 3% quicker than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 111888 MB/sec
Difference: 2800 (3%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is much (about 49%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 61920 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 20448 (49%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 41280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 25152 (156%)

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 Ti

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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2016 September 16, 2008
Code Name GP107-400 G200
Memory 4096 MB 896 MB
Core Speed 1290 MHz 576 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 1998 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 202 watts
Bandwidth 114688 MB/sec 111888 MB/sec
Texel Rate 61920 Mtexels/sec 41472 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 41280 Mpixels/sec 16128 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 216
Texture Mapping Units 48 72
Render Output Units 32 28
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 448-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 65 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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. 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 bandwidth is, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock 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 applied per second.

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

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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

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GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

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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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