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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB vs Radeon HD 7750

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB uses a 65/55 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM works at a frequency of 900 MHz on this model. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7750, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 800 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 512 Stream Processors, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(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, the Radeon HD 7750 should be much faster than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB will be quite a bit (about 31%) better at anisotropic 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 superior to the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB, 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max 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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