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GeForce 9800 GTX+ vs GeForce GTX 950M

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ comes with a GPU core clock speed of 738 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 950M, which features clock speeds of 914 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 950M 55 Watts
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 145 Watts
Difference: 90 Watts (164%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 9800 GTX+, in theory, should perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 950M overall. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 70400 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 950M 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 38400 (120%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ should be quite a bit (about 29%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 950M. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 47232 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 950M 36560 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10672 (29%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 950M is superior to the GeForce 9800 GTX+, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 14624 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2816 (24%)

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 9800 GTX+

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GeForce GTX 950M

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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 9800 GTX+ GeForce GTX 950M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2008 March 12 2015
Code Name G92b GM107
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 914 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 55 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 36560 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 14624 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 640
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GTX+

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GeForce GTX 950M

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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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