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GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2 vs Radeon R9 M295X

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2 comes with core clock speeds of 540 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 256 MB of DDR2 RAM. It features 32 SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M295X, which features a clock speed of 750 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1375 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2 47 Watts
Radeon R9 M295X 125 Watts
Difference: 78 Watts (166%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R9 M295X should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M295X 176000 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 163200 (1275%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M295X will be much (about 1011%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2. (explain)

Radeon R9 M295X 96000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 87360 (1011%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M295X should be quite a bit (approximately 456%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon R9 M295X 24000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 19680 (456%)

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 GT 256MB DDR2

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Radeon R9 M295X

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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 GT 256MB DDR2 Radeon R9 M295X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 2014
Code Name G84 Unknown
Memory 256 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 176000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 96000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 24000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 2048
Texture Mapping Units 16 128
Render Output Units 8 32
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total 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 in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video 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 amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 256MB DDR2

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M295X

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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