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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 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 M265, which comes with a clock frequency of 725 MHz and a DDR3 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 9600 GSO 1.5GB should theoretically be a bit faster than the Radeon R7 M265 in general. (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 should be much (approximately 52%) better at anisotropic filtering 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 should be a bit (more or less 14%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon R7 M265, and able to handle higher resolutions better. (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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type 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, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability 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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