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GeForce 9800 GTX+ vs Radeon R9 M265X

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ comes with a GPU core speed of 738 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M265X, which has core speeds of 575 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R9 M265X is 2% quicker than the GeForce 9800 GTX+ in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R9 M265X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ is a lot (more or less 105%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon R9 M265X. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 47232 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 23000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 24232 (105%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ will be much (more or less 28%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon R9 M265X, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 11808 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 9200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2608 (28%)

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 9800 GTX+

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Radeon R9 M265X

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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 9800 GTX+ Radeon R9 M265X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 May 1 2014
Code Name G92b Venus Pro
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 23000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 9200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 640
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
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 (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better 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 are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GTX+

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M265X

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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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