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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs GeForce GTX 960M

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB comes with clock speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 960M, which comes with core speeds of 1096 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 640 SPUs as well as 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 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (62%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 960M should theoretically be a small bit better than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M is much (approximately 30%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 43840 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10240 (30%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M is quite a bit (more or less 83%) better at FSAA than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 17536 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7936 (83%)

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 8800 GT 1GB

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GT 1GB GeForce GTX 960M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Dec 2007 March 12 2015
Code Name G92 GM107
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1096 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 65 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 43840 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 17536 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 640
Texture Mapping Units 56 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high 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 texture units by the core 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB

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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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