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GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) vs Radeon HD 5770

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) has a core clock frequency of 650 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 970 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and uses a 65 nm design. It is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 5770, which features a clock frequency of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1200 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 800(160x5) SPUs, 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

The Radeon HD 5770, in theory, should be much 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 much (more or less 22%) more effective 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

The Radeon HD 5770 will be a lot (approximately 31%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92), and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (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)

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

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 largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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