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GeForce 8800 GTX vs Radeon HD 5750 1GB

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTX comes with a GPU clock speed of 575 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 900 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also is made up of 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 5750 1GB, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 700 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1150 MHz on this particular model. It features 720(144x5) SPUs as well as 36 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5750 1GB 86 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTX 155 Watts
Difference: 69 Watts (80%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 8800 GTX, in theory, should be a bit faster than the Radeon HD 5750 1GB in general. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTX 86400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5750 1GB 73600 MB/sec
Difference: 12800 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTX will be a lot (about 46%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5750 1GB. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTX 36800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5750 1GB 25200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11600 (46%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTX is quite a bit (approximately 23%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon HD 5750 1GB, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTX 13800 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5750 1GB 11200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2600 (23%)

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 GTX

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Radeon HD 5750 1GB

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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 GTX Radeon HD 5750 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Nov 2006 October 13, 2009
Code Name G80 Juniper LE
Memory 768 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 575 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 155 watts 86 watts
Bandwidth 86400 MB/sec 73600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 36800 Mtexels/sec 25200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 13800 Mpixels/sec 11200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 720(144x5)
Texture Mapping Units 64 36
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 40 nm
Transistors 681 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 most pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTX

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Radeon HD 5750 1GB

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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.

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