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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) vs Radeon HD 5770

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) uses a 65 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a speed of 970 MHz on this model. It features 128 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5770, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1200 MHz on this specific model. It features 800(160x5) SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

F.E.A.R. 2

Settings: Maximum Quality
AA: 4x
AF: 8x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Unknown (Source)
Radeon HD 5770 74 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 42 FPS
Difference: 32 FPS (76%)

Fallout 3

Settings: Very High Quality
AA: 8x
AF: 16x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Test Machine (Source)
Radeon HD 5770 54 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 36 FPS
Difference: 18 FPS (50%)

Fallout 3

Settings: Very High Quality
AA: 4x
AF: 8x
Resolution: 1680x1050
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Charts Test Rig (Source)
Radeon HD 5770 68 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 59 FPS
Difference: 9 FPS (15%)

Left4Dead

Settings: Very High Quality
AA: 8x
AF: 16x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Test Machine (Source)
Radeon HD 5770 66 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 40 FPS
Difference: 26 FPS (65%)

Left4Dead

Settings: Very High Quality
AA: 4x
AF: 8x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Charts Test Rig (Source)
Radeon HD 5770 70 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 51 FPS
Difference: 19 FPS (37%)

Tom Clancy's Endwar

Settings: High Quality
AA: 4x
AF: 8x
Resolution: 1920x1200
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Test Machine (Source)
Radeon HD 5770 28 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 17 FPS
Difference: 11 FPS (65%)

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X

Settings: High Quality
AA: 4x
AF: 8x
Resolution: 1680x1050
Test Machine: Tom's Hardware Charts Test Rig (Source)
Radeon HD 5770 37 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 35 FPS
Difference: 2 FPS (6%)

Radeon HD 5770 wins

(Based entirely on the benchmarks listed above)

When combining all game benchmark scores on this page together, the Radeon HD 5770 wins overall, by 117 FPS. Please note that we do not have the results of every benchmark ever done for these cards, so the results may differ wildly in different games.

Radeon HD 5770 397 FPS
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 280 FPS
Difference: 117 FPS (42%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5770 108 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 135 Watts
Difference: 27 Watts (25%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 5770 should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 5770 76800 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 62080 MB/sec
Difference: 14720 (24%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) should be a lot (approximately 22%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5770. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 41600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5770 34000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7600 (22%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5770 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 5770 13600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 10400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3200 (31%)

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 8800 GTS (G92)

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Radeon HD 5770

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Specifications

Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) Radeon HD 5770
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Dec 2007 October 13, 2009
Code Name G92 Juniper XT
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Shader Speed 1625 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 970 MHz (1940 MHz effective) 1200 MHz (4800 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 128 800(160x5)
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2
Power (Max TDP) 135 watts 108 watts
Shader Model 4.0 5.0
Bandwidth 62080 MB/sec 76800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41600 Mtexels/sec 34000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 13600 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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