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GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 1GB features core speeds of 648 MHz on the GPU, and 1242 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 240 SPUs along with 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which features GPU clock speed of 2200 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR6 RAM running at 2250 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is made up of 1024 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 107 Watts
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 204 Watts
Difference: 97 Watts (91%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 285 1GB should perform a little bit faster than the Radeon RX 6500 XT in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 1GB 158976 MB/sec
Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
Difference: 11520 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT should be quite a bit (more or less 172%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 88960 (172%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT will be quite a bit (more or less 240%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 1GB 20736 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 49664 (240%)

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 RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 15, 2009 January 2022
Code Name G200b Navi 24 XT
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 648 MHz 2200 MHz
Memory Speed 2484 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 204 watts 107 watts
Bandwidth 158976 MB/sec 147456 MB/sec
Texel Rate 51840 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20736 Mpixels/sec 70400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 240 1024
Texture Mapping Units 80 64
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 512-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 6 nm
Transistors 1400 million 5400 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount 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 colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 285 1GB

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Radeon RX 6500 XT

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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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