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GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

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The GeForce GTX 285 1GB comes with a clock speed of 648 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 1242 MHz. It also features a 512-bit bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It is made up of 240 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which comes with a core clock frequency of 2200 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 2250 MHz. It also uses a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 6 nm design. It is made up of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, 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 speaking, the GeForce GTX 285 1GB is 8% faster than the Radeon RX 6500 XT overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (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 is quite a bit (approximately 172%) more effective 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 is quite a bit (more or less 240%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB, and also will be able to handle higher screen 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.

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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 (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

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

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GeForce GTX 285 1GB

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