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GeForce GTS 250 1GB vs GeForce GTX 460 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTS 250 1GB features a core clock speed of 738 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 1100 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 65/55 nm design. It is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 460 1GB, which has clock speeds of 675 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTS 250 1GB 145 Watts
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 160 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (10%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 460 1GB should in theory perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 44800 (64%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 250 1GB is quite a bit (more or less 25%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 460 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTS 250 1GB 47232 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 460 1GB 37800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9432 (25%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 460 1GB is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 1GB 21600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9792 (83%)

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 GTS 250 1GB GeForce GTX 460 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 3, 2009 July 2010
Code Name G92a/b GF104
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 675 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 160 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 37800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 21600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 336
Texture Mapping Units 64 56
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 250 1GB

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GeForce GTX 460 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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