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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB vs Radeon HD 7750

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB features a clock frequency of 600 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 65/55 nm design. It features 112 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7750, which comes with core clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 512 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7750 55 Watts
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Difference: 50 Watts (91%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 7750 should be 25% quicker than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 14400 (25%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB should be a lot (approximately 31%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7750 25600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8000 (31%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7750 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 12800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3200 (33%)

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

GeForce 9800 GT 1GB

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7750

Amazon.com

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

Model GeForce 9800 GT 1GB Radeon HD 7750
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 February 2012
Code Name G92a/b Cape Verde Pro
Fab Process 65/55 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 800 MHz
Shader Speed 1500 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective) 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 112 512
Texture Mapping Units 56 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 55 watts
Shader Model 4.0 5.0
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 25600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec

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 bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated 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 fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce 9800 GT 1GB vs Radeon HD 7750”
AMDFTW says:
Very close
but the HD7750 took the cake
victor says:
9800GT have more performance again textures? i dont know...

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