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GeForce 810M vs GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2

Intro

The GeForce 810M uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 738 MHz. The DDR3 memory works at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific card. It features 48 SPUs as well as 8 TAUs and 4 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2, which has a core clock speed of 540 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 400 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 80 nm design. It is made up of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 810M 15 Watts
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 47 Watts
Difference: 32 Watts (213%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce 810M should be a little bit faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 overall. (explain)

GeForce 810M 14400 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 will be quite a bit (more or less 46%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 810M. (explain)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 810M 5904 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2736 (46%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 810M 2952 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1368 (46%)

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 810M

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2

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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 810M GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2014 April 2007
Code Name GF117 G84
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 540 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 15 watts 47 watts
Bandwidth 14400 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 5904 Mtexels/sec 8640 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2952 Mpixels/sec 4320 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 48 32
Texture Mapping Units 8 16
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR2
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 80 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 289 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per 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 - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 810M

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB DDR2

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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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