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GeForce GTX 285 2GB vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The GeForce GTX 285 2GB comes with core clock speeds of 648 MHz on the GPU, and 1242 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 240 SPUs along with 80 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which comes with GPU clock speed of 2200 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory set to run at 2250 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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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

In theory, the GeForce GTX 285 2GB should be a bit faster than the Radeon RX 6500 XT in general. (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 will be much (about 172%) more effective at AF 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

The Radeon RX 6500 XT should be a lot (more or less 240%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 285 2GB, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (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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GeForce GTX 285 2GB

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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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card 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 per second.

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