GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6290 vs GTS 250 among Desktop GPUs


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Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

AMD Radeon HD 6290 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 6290  based on its noise and power.

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AMD Radeon HD 6290

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Front view of Radeon HD 6290

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6290

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Significantly lower TDP 19W vs 150W 7.9x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTS 250

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Higher memory bandwidth 73.6 GB/s vs 12.8 GB/s Around 5.8x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 893 vs 136 More than 6.5x better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 750 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,300 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 48 GTexel/s vs 5.2 GTexel/s Around 9.2x higher texture rate
Significantly more texture mapping units 64 vs 8 56 more texture mapping units
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Higher pixel rate 12 GPixel/s vs 2.6 GPixel/s More than 4.5x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6290 vs GeForce GTS 250

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute


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