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GeForce 8800 Ultra vs Radeon HD 6790

Intro

The GeForce 8800 Ultra comes with a GPU core clock speed of 612 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 1080 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also features 128 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6790, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 840 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1050 MHz on this specific model. It features 800 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6790 150 Watts
GeForce 8800 Ultra 171 Watts
Difference: 21 Watts (14%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 6790 will be 30% faster than the GeForce 8800 Ultra in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 6790 134400 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 Ultra 103680 MB/sec
Difference: 30720 (30%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 Ultra is just a bit (about 17%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6790. (explain)

GeForce 8800 Ultra 39168 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5568 (17%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 8800 Ultra is a small bit (about 9%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6790, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce 8800 Ultra 14688 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6790 13440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1248 (9%)

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 8800 Ultra

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Radeon HD 6790

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 Ultra Radeon HD 6790
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2007 April 2011
Code Name G80 Barts LE
Memory 768 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 612 MHz 840 MHz
Memory Speed 2160 MHz 4200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 171 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 103680 MB/sec 134400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 39168 Mtexels/sec 33600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14688 Mpixels/sec 13440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 800
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 40 nm
Transistors 681 million 1700 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 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 AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. 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 fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 Ultra

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Radeon HD 6790

Amazon.com

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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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