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GeForce 9600 GT 1GB vs Geforce GTX 760

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GT 1GB features clock speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 64 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Geforce GTX 760, which comes with a clock frequency of 980 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1502 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1152 SPUs, 96 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 95 Watts
Geforce GTX 760 170 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (79%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Geforce GTX 760 should in theory be quite a bit faster than the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB in general. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 134656 (234%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 should be much (more or less 352%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 20800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 73280 (352%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 10400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 20960 (202%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GT 1GB Geforce GTX 760
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Feb 2008 June 2013
Code Name G94a/b GK104
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 95 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 192256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 20800 Mtexels/sec 94080 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 31360 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 64 1152
Texture Mapping Units 32 96
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 505 million 3540 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GT 1GB

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