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GeForce GTX 285 2GB vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB has a clock frequency of 648 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 1242 MHz. It also uses a 512-bit bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It is comprised of 240 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which features a clock frequency of 2200 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 2250 MHz. It also uses a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 6 nm design. It features 1024 SPUs, 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 2GB 204 Watts
Difference: 97 Watts (91%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 285 2GB is 8% quicker than the Radeon RX 6500 XT overall, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTX 285 2GB 158976 MB/sec
Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
Difference: 11520 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT is much (approximately 172%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 285 2GB. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 51840 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 88960 (172%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6500 XT is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 285 2GB 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 2GB Radeon RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 15, 2009 January 2022
Code Name G200b Navi 24 XT
Memory 2048 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 largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units 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 amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in a 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 - sometimes also referred to as 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 of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 285 2GB

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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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