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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon HD 5670

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The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB has a GPU clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 112 Stream Processors, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 5670, which comes with a clock speed of 775 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 400(80x5) SPUs, 20 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5670 61 Watts
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
Difference: 44 Watts (72%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 5670 should theoretically be just a bit superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 5670 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB should be a lot (approximately 117%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 5670. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5670 15500 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18100 (117%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB is a lot (about 55%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon HD 5670, and should be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5670 6200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3400 (55%)

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 GT 512MB

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 5670

Amazon.com

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GT 512MB Radeon HD 5670
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Oct 2007 January 14, 2010
Code Name G92 Redwood XT
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 775 MHz
Shader Speed 1500 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4000 MHz
Unified Shaders 112 400(80x5)
Texture Mapping Units 56 20
Render Output Units 16 8
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) 105 watts 61 watts
Shader Model 4.0 5.0
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 15500 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 6200 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon HD 5670”
[NBA] GPU for Optiplex 745 PC - Budget 6k Max - Page 2 says:

[...] 49 Originally Posted by Ali Man Try to increase your budget a bit and get a 5670. bro where in the world is 5670 better then 8800gt or 4850??? not in texel rate not in the pixel rate, just bandwith wo bhi by small value GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon HD 5670 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare [...]

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