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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 vs Radeon R7 370 2G

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 has core clock speeds of 540 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 1024 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 32 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R7 370 2G, which comes with GPU core speed of 975 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1400 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1024 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 47 Watts
Radeon R7 370 2G 110 Watts
Difference: 63 Watts (134%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R7 370 2G should in theory perform much faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 179200 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 166400 (1300%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 2G is a lot (more or less 622%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 62400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 53760 (622%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 370 2G is superior to the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 2G 31200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 26880 (622%)

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 8600 GT 1GB DDR2

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Radeon R7 370 2G

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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 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 Radeon R7 370 2G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 June 2015
Code Name G84 Trinidad
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 1024
Texture Mapping Units 16 64
Render Output Units 8 32
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 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 max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2

Amazon.com

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Radeon R7 370 2G

Amazon.com

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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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