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GeForce GTX 1050 Ti vs GeForce GTX 260

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti features a core clock speed of 1290 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 768 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 260, which has core clock speeds of 576 MHz on the GPU, and 999 MHz on the 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 192 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 28 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 182 Watts
Difference: 107 Watts (143%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should be a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 260 overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a lot (approximately 68%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 260. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 61920 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 36864 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 25056 (68%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should be quite a bit (approximately 156%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce GTX 260, and able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 41280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 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
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2016 June 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 182 watts
Bandwidth 114688 MB/sec 111888 MB/sec
Texel Rate 61920 Mtexels/sec 36864 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 41280 Mpixels/sec 16128 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 192
Texture Mapping Units 48 64
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 MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, 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 is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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