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GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs Radeon R9 M395X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 1GB uses a 55 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 648 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a speed of 1242 MHz on this specific card. It features 240 SPUs as well as 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M395X, which comes with a core clock frequency of 723 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1250 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M395X 125 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 204 Watts
Difference: 79 Watts (63%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M395X should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 160000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 158976 MB/sec
Difference: 1024 (1%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M395X should be much (approximately 79%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 92544 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 40704 (79%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M395X is the winner, though only just barely. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 23136 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2400 (12%)

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 GTX 285 1GB Radeon R9 M395X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 15, 2009 2015
Code Name G200b Tonga
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 723 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 92544 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 23136 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 2048
Texture Mapping Units 80 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 512-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1400 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 285 1GB

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Radeon R9 M395X

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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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