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GeForce GTX 295 vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 295 comes with clock speeds of 576 MHz on the GPU, and 999 MHz on the 896 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 240 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 28 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 560, which has a core clock speed of 1175 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 7000 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is made up of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
GeForce GTX 295 289 Watts
Difference: 209 Watts (261%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 295 should in theory perform a lot faster than the Radeon RX 560 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 295 223776 MB/sec
Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
Difference: 109088 (95%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 295 is much (more or less 23%) better at AF than the Radeon RX 560. (explain)

GeForce GTX 295 92160 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 16960 (23%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 295 should be a lot (about 72%) better at FSAA than the Radeon RX 560, and also able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 295 32256 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 13456 (72%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 295

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Radeon RX 560

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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 295 Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 8, 2009 May 2017
Code Name G200b Baffin
Memory 896 MB (x2) 4096 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz (x2) 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz (x2) 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 289 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 223776 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 92160 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 32256 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 (x2) 1024
Texture Mapping Units 80 (x2) 64
Render Output Units 28 (x2) 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 448-bit (x2) 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 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high 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 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 295

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 560

Amazon.com

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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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