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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti makes use of a 14 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1290 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 768 SPUs along with 48 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, which comes with GPU clock speed of 576 MHz, and 896 MB of GDDR3 memory set to run at 999 MHz through a 448-bit bus. It also is comprised of 216 SPUs, 72 TAUs, and 28 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 202 Watts
Difference: 127 Watts (169%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should in theory be just a bit better than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 111888 MB/sec
Difference: 2800 (3%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should be a lot (about 49%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 61920 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 20448 (49%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should be quite a bit (more or less 156%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 41280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 25152 (156%)

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 1050 Ti GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2016 September 16, 2008
Code Name GP107-400 G200
Memory 4096 MB 896 MB
Core Speed 1290 MHz 576 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 1998 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 202 watts
Bandwidth 114688 MB/sec 111888 MB/sec
Texel Rate 61920 Mtexels/sec 41472 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 41280 Mpixels/sec 16128 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 216
Texture Mapping Units 48 72
Render Output Units 32 28
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 448-bit
Fab Process 14 nm 65 nm
Transistors 3300 million 1400 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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