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GeForce 8600 GTS vs Radeon R9 M280X

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GTS has a GPU clock speed of 675 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 32 Stream Processors, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M280X, which has a core clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1375 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 M280X should theoretically perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8600 GTS in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M280X 88000 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 56000 (175%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M280X is a lot (about 367%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 8600 GTS. (explain)

Radeon R9 M280X 50400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 10800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 39600 (367%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M280X is quite a bit (approximately 167%) better at FSAA than the GeForce 8600 GTS, and able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon R9 M280X 14400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 5400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9000 (167%)

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 8600 GTS

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Radeon R9 M280X

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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 8600 GTS Radeon R9 M280X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 Feb 9 2015
Code Name G84 Saturn XT
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 88000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 10800 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5400 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 896
Texture Mapping Units 16 56
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 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 max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 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 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 figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock 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 processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's 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 quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GTS

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M280X

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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