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GeForce 9600 GT 1GB vs Radeon R5 M230

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GT 1GB comes with core speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 64 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R5 M230, which features a core clock frequency of 780 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also uses a 64-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 320 SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB is 260% faster than the Radeon R5 M230 in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Radeon R5 M230 16000 MB/sec
Difference: 41600 (260%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GT 1GB is much (more or less 33%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon R5 M230. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 20800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R5 M230 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5200 (33%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB is superior to the Radeon R5 M230, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 10400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R5 M230 3120 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7280 (233%)

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 9600 GT 1GB

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Radeon R5 M230

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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 9600 GT 1GB Radeon R5 M230
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Feb 2008 2014
Code Name G94a/b Jet Pro
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 780 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 95 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 20800 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 3120 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 64 320
Texture Mapping Units 32 20
Render Output Units 16 4
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 256-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 505 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant 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 9600 GT 1GB

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Radeon R5 M230

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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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