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GeForce 8800 Ultra vs Radeon R7 360

Intro

The GeForce 8800 Ultra makes use of a 90 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 612 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a speed of 1080 MHz on this specific card. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R7 360, which features GPU core speed of 1050 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1625 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 768 SPUs, 48 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 360 100 Watts
GeForce 8800 Ultra 171 Watts
Difference: 71 Watts (71%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R7 360 will be 0% faster than the GeForce 8800 Ultra in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon R7 360 104000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 Ultra 103680 MB/sec
Difference: 320 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 360 should be a lot (more or less 29%) better at AF than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. (explain)

Radeon R7 360 50400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 Ultra 39168 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11232 (29%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 360 is superior to the GeForce 8800 Ultra, but only just. (explain)

Radeon R7 360 16800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 Ultra 14688 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2112 (14%)

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 Ultra

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Radeon R7 360

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 Ultra Radeon R7 360
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2007 June 2015
Code Name G80 Tobago
Memory 768 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 612 MHz 1050 MHz
Memory Speed 2160 MHz 6500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 171 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 103680 MB/sec 104000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 39168 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14688 Mpixels/sec 16800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 768
Texture Mapping Units 64 48
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 28 nm
Transistors 681 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 are applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, 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 most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 Ultra

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Radeon R7 360

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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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