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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB comes with a GPU clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 112 Stream Processors, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1000 MHz on this card. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 63 Watts
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Difference: 42 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) should in theory be just a bit better than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB should be much (approximately 75%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM). (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 19200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14400 (75%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB is much (approximately 50%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), and also able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 6400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3200 (50%)

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 GT 1GB

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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GT 1GB Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Dec 2007 February 2011
Code Name G92 Turks
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 63 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 19200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 6400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 480
Texture Mapping Units 56 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 715 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 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 (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core 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 applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel 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 potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB

Amazon.com

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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)

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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