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GeForce 8500 GT vs GeForce GTX 950M

Intro

The GeForce 8500 GT has clock speeds of 450 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 RAM. It features 16 SPUs along with 8 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 950M, which comes with a core clock frequency of 914 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 640 SPUs, 40 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 GTX 950M 55 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (22%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 950M should in theory be quite a bit superior to the GeForce 8500 GT overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 32000 MB/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 19200 (150%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M will be quite a bit (approximately 916%) better at AF than the GeForce 8500 GT. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 36560 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 3600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 32960 (916%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 950M is superior to the GeForce 8500 GT, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 14624 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 1800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 12824 (712%)

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 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 8500 GT GeForce GTX 950M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 March 12 2015
Code Name G86 GM107
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 914 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 45 watts 55 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 3600 Mtexels/sec 36560 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 1800 Mpixels/sec 14624 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 16 640
Texture Mapping Units 8 40
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 210 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16, PCI, PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling 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 the video card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8500 GT

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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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