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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) vs Radeon HD 5770

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) features a GPU core speed of 650 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 970 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5770, which comes with a core clock frequency of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1200 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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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

As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 5770 should in theory be quite a bit superior to the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) will be a lot (more or less 22%) faster with regards to texture 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

The Radeon HD 5770 is quite a bit (more or less 31%) better at AA than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92), and also capable of handling higher resolutions better. (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

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92)

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 5770

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

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) Radeon HD 5770
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Dec 2007 October 13, 2009
Code Name G92 Juniper XT
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 1940 MHz 4800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 135 watts 108 watts
Bandwidth 62080 MB/sec 76800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 41600 Mtexels/sec 34000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 13600 Mpixels/sec
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
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video 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 amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. 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 many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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