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GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB vs Radeon R7 M265

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB features core speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 1536 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 12 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 M265, which has core clock speeds of 725 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 384 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB will be 20% quicker than the Radeon R7 M265 in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB 38400 MB/sec
Radeon R7 M265 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB will be quite a bit (approximately 52%) better at AF than the Radeon R7 M265. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 M265 17400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9000 (52%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB is a little bit (more or less 14%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 M265, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M265 5800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 800 (14%)

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 R7 M265

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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 R7 M265
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2008 May 1 2014
Code Name G92 Opal XT
Memory 1536 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 17400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 5800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 384
Texture Mapping Units 48 24
Render Output Units 12 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 192-bit 128-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 megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This 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 handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - 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 R7 M265

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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