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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB vs GeForce GTX 285 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB has core speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications 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 Texture Address Units, 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 speaking, the GeForce GTX 285 1GB will be 85% faster than the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (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 should be quite a bit (more or less 29%) more effective at texture 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 resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB is the winner, by far. (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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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, 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 can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number 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 filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max 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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