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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs GeForce GTX 285 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB makes use of a 14 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1392 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 285 1GB, which features GPU clock speed of 648 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory running at 1242 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also is comprised of 240 Stream Processors, 80 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 204 Watts
Difference: 129 Watts (172%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 285 1GB should be a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 158976 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
Difference: 72960 (85%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is quite a bit (about 29%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14976 (29%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 12672 (61%)

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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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 1050 3GB GeForce GTX 285 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2018 January 15, 2009
Code Name GP107 G200b
Memory 3072 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1392 MHz 648 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 2484 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 204 watts
Bandwidth 86016 MB/sec 158976 MB/sec
Texel Rate 66816 Mtexels/sec 51840 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 33408 Mpixels/sec 20736 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 240
Texture Mapping Units 48 80
Render Output Units 24 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 96-bit 512-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 4.6 OpenGL 3.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is worked out 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 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 can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number 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 filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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GeForce GTX 285 1GB

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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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