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GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB vs Radeon R5 M230

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB has clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 1536 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 12 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R5 M230, which features clock speeds of 780 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 320 SPUs as well as 20 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB should be a lot faster than the Radeon R5 M230 overall. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB 38400 MB/sec
Radeon R5 M230 16000 MB/sec
Difference: 22400 (140%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB is much (approximately 69%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon R5 M230. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R5 M230 15600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10800 (69%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB will be a lot (approximately 112%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon R5 M230, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R5 M230 3120 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3480 (112%)

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 GSO 1.5GB

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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 GSO 1.5GB Radeon R5 M230
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2008 2014
Code Name G92 Jet Pro
Memory 1536 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 780 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 3120 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 320
Texture Mapping Units 48 20
Render Output Units 12 4
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 192-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB

Amazon.com

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Radeon R5 M230

Amazon.com

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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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