Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) vs GeForce 930M

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) features a core clock speed of 540 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 400 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 80 nm design. It is comprised of 32 SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce 930M, which has a clock speed of 928 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 384 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 930M, in theory, should be a little bit faster than the GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) in general. (explain)

GeForce 930M 14400 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 930M will be a lot (approximately 158%) better at AF than the GeForce 8600 GS (OEM). (explain)

GeForce 930M 22272 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 13632 (158%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce 930M is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce 930M 7424 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3104 (72%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce 8600 GS (OEM)

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce 930M

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce 8600 GS (OEM) GeForce 930M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 March 12 2015
Code Name G84 GM108
Memory 256 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 928 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 14400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 22272 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 7424 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at 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 that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce 8600 GS (OEM)

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce 930M

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield