NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 vs 280

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.07
 
2.08
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
Tesla 2.0
Code name
GT200B
 
GT200
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
15 January 2009
 
16 June 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$249
 
$649
Price now
$120
 
$523

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
240
 
240
CUDA cores
240
 
240
Core clock speed
1404 MHz
 
1296 MHz
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
1,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
219 Watt
 
236 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
50.6 billion / sec
 
48.2 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
673.9 gflops
 
622.1 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
 
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
6-pin & 8-pin
SLI options
2-way3-way
 
2-way3-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
896 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
448 Bit
 
512 Bit
Memory clock speed
1134 MHz
 
1107 MHz
Memory bandwidth
127.0 GB / s
 
141.7 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280.
Display Connectors
2x DVI
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI
 
HDTVDual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
+
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
S / PDIF
 
S / PDIF

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.0
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 275 3.50
GTX 280 3.50

Passmark

GTX 275 1244 +3.2%
GTX 280 1206

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4515 +0%
 
4515 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4515 +0%
 
4515 +0%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 275 and GeForce GTX 280 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275

Somewhat newer (15 January 2009 vs 16 June 2008)
Cheaper ($249 vs $649)
Finer manufacturing process technology (55 vs 65 nm)
Less power hungry (219 vs 236 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280

Wider memory bus (512 vs 448 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (141.7 vs 127 GB/s)

So, GTX 275 or 280?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280. The differences in performance seem too small.
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