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GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm uses a 55 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 576 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a frequency of 999 MHz on this model. It features 216 SPUs along with 72 TAUs and 28 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 560, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 1175 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 7000 MHz on this card. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 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

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 560 should theoretically be a little bit better than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm in general. (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 should be quite a bit (about 81%) faster with regards to texture filtering 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 a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 560 is superior to the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm, but not by far. (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.

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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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling 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 record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core 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 is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm

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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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