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GeForce 9800 GTX+ vs Radeon R9 M275X

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ features a core clock speed of 738 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 1100 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It features 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M275X, which features a core clock frequency of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M275X 50 Watts
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 145 Watts
Difference: 95 Watts (190%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R9 M275X should theoretically be a little bit superior to the GeForce 9800 GTX+ overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M275X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ will be quite a bit (approximately 31%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M275X. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 47232 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M275X 36000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11232 (31%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M275X is superior to the GeForce 9800 GTX+, by far. (explain)

Radeon R9 M275X 14400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2592 (22%)

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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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 M275X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 May 1 2014
Code Name G92b Venus XTX
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 14400 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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GTX+

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Radeon R9 M275X

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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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