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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 vs Radeon R5 M230

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 features a GPU core speed of 540 MHz, and the 1024 MB of DDR2 memory is set to run at 400 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon R5 M230, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 780 MHz. The DDR3 RAM works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this specific card. It features 320 SPUs as well as 20 TAUs and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R5 M230 will be 25% quicker than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R5 M230 16000 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R5 M230 should be quite a bit (approximately 81%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2. (explain)

Radeon R5 M230 15600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6960 (81%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 will be a lot (approximately 38%) more effective at AA than the Radeon R5 M230, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R5 M230 3120 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1200 (38%)

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 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 Radeon R5 M230
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 2014
Code Name G84 Jet Pro
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 780 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 3120 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 320
Texture Mapping Units 16 20
Render Output Units 8 4
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core 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 one second.

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

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2

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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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