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GeForce GTX 465 vs Radeon R9 M280X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 465 has a GPU core clock speed of 607 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 802 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 352 Stream Processors, 44 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M280X, which has a core clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1375 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M280X 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 465 200 Watts
Difference: 125 Watts (167%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 465 should theoretically be just a bit faster than the Radeon R9 M280X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 465 102592 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M280X 88000 MB/sec
Difference: 14592 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M280X will be a lot (approximately 89%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 465. (explain)

Radeon R9 M280X 50400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 465 26708 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23692 (89%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 465 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 465 19424 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M280X 14400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5024 (35%)

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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GeForce GTX 465

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Radeon R9 M280X

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 465 Radeon R9 M280X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2010 Feb 9 2015
Code Name GF100 Saturn XT
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 607 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 3208 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 200 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 102592 MB/sec 88000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26708 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 19424 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 352 896
Texture Mapping Units 44 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3000 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, 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 record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated 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 is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 465

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Radeon R9 M280X

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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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