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GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm comes with a GPU core speed of 576 MHz, and the 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 999 MHz through a 448-bit bus. It also features 216 Stream Processors, 72 TAUs, and 28 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 560, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1175 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 7000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 1024 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 171 Watts
Difference: 91 Watts (114%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 560 should in theory perform a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 111888 MB/sec
Difference: 2800 (3%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 is much (about 81%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 33728 (81%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 560 is the winner, but only just. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2672 (17%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year December 22, 2008 May 2017
Code Name G200b Baffin
Memory 896 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 576 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 1998 MHz 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 171 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 111888 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41472 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16128 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 216 1024
Texture Mapping Units 72 64
Render Output Units 28 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 448-bit 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 maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If 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, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm

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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.

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