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GeForce 8500 GT vs GeForce GT 130

Intro

The GeForce 8500 GT has a GPU core speed of 450 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR2 RAM is set to run at 400 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 16 SPUs, 8 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GT 130, which features GPU clock speed of 500 MHz, and 768 MB of DDR2 memory running at 250 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is comprised of 48 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8500 GT 45 Watts
GeForce GT 130 75 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 8500 GT should in theory perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GT 130 overall. (explain)

GeForce 8500 GT 12800 MB/sec
GeForce GT 130 12000 MB/sec
Difference: 800 (7%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 130 will be quite a bit (about 233%) better at AF than the GeForce 8500 GT. (explain)

GeForce GT 130 12000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 3600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8400 (233%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GT 130 should be quite a bit (more or less 344%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce 8500 GT, and should be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GT 130 8000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 1800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6200 (344%)

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 8500 GT

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GeForce GT 130

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8500 GT GeForce GT 130
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 March 10, 2009
Code Name G86 G94b
Memory 512 MB 768 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 500 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 45 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 12000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 3600 Mtexels/sec 12000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 1800 Mpixels/sec 8000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 16 48
Texture Mapping Units 8 24
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type DDR2 DDR2
Bus Width 128-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 55 nm
Transistors 210 million 505 million
Bus PCIe x16, PCI, PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8500 GT

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GeForce GT 130

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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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