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GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs GeForce GTX 570

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 1GB makes use of a 55 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 648 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM works at a speed of 1242 MHz on this model. It features 240 SPUs as well as 80 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 570, which features GPU core speed of 732 MHz, and 1280 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 950 MHz through a 320-bit bus. It also features 480 SPUs, 60 TAUs, and 40 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 204 Watts
GeForce GTX 570 219 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (7%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 285 1GB should theoretically be a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 570 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 158976 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 570 152000 MB/sec
Difference: 6976 (5%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 285 1GB should be a small bit (approximately 18%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 570 43920 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7920 (18%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 570 will be a lot (more or less 41%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 570 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8544 (41%)

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 570
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 15, 2009 December 2010
Code Name G200b GF110
Memory 1024 MB 1280 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 732 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 3800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 219 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 152000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 43920 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 29280 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 480
Texture Mapping Units 80 60
Render Output Units 32 40
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 320-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1400 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Comments

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