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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs Radeon R7 M260X

Intro

The GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 features core speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 32 SPUs as well as 16 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 M260X, which features GPU clock speed of 825 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 384 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 M260X should theoretically be a lot better than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 overall. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260X 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 25600 MB/sec
Difference: 38400 (150%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M260X should be quite a bit (approximately 125%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260X 19800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11000 (125%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 M260X is quite a bit (approximately 50%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260X 6600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2200 (50%)

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 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 Radeon R7 M260X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 June 2014
Code Name G96b Opal
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 825 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 25600 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 19800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 6600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 314 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0, PCI PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3

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Radeon R7 M260X

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