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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB vs GeForce GTX 960M

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB features core speeds of 513 MHz on the GPU, and 792 MHz on the 640 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 20 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 960M, which comes with clock speeds of 1096 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 960M 65 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 143 Watts
Difference: 78 Watts (120%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 960M should theoretically be just a bit superior to the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 63360 MB/sec
Difference: 640 (1%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M is a lot (about 78%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 43840 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19216 (78%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 960M is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 17536 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7276 (71%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB GeForce GTX 960M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Nov 2006 (640) March 12 2015
Code Name G80 GM107
Memory 640 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 1096 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts 65 watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 43840 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 17536 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 640
Texture Mapping Units 48 40
Render Output Units 20 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 28 nm
Transistors 681 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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB

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GeForce GTX 960M

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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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