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GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 1GB features a clock speed of 648 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 1242 MHz. It also features a 512-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 55 nm design. It features 240 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 822 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1002 MHz on this particular card. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 204 Watts
Difference: 34 Watts (20%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 285 1GB is 24% quicker than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 158976 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Difference: 30720 (24%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be a little bit (approximately 1%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 768 (1%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 285 1GB, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5568 (27%)

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 285 1GB GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 15, 2009 January 2011
Code Name G200b GF114
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 822 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 4008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 128256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 52608 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 26304 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 384
Texture Mapping Units 80 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 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 maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, 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 calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core 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 rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Comments

4 Responses to “GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti”
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Troy says:

I build my own computers for me and my family. I also build for other peaple as well for a little xtra cash. When i do my builds i reserch every main component i install.i decided to check into the 200 series video cards to se how far the 400 and 500 series have advanced.Much to my surprise i did not find much diference. It seems to me the 285 overall is better then the 560 and the 285 matches up very well against the 560 firmi.I am building 2 new machines at the moment, 1 for me 1 for my son. I plan to get a gtx 285 for mine and a 560 firmi for him. this will tell me how closly matched they are.

Nvidia firmi | Consideritdone says:

[...] GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti – Performance …Feb 7, 2012 … nVidia has clocked the core speed at 648 MHz. …. the 285 overall is better then the 560 and the 285 matches up very well against the 560 firmi. [...]

Dionm says:

Troy remember though that the 560 supports directx 11 and opengl v4 - it also performs similar if not slightly better than a 6950. It would be more efficient overall as its a newer core design. Also I hope that your son's and your computer have identical specs for everything aside from graphics... otherwise a fair comparison cannot be pulled...

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