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GeForce 820M vs GeForce 825M

Intro

The GeForce 820M has a GPU clock speed of 719 MHz, and the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory is set to run at 1000 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 96 Stream Processors, 16 Texture Address Units, and 4 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce 825M, which features a core clock frequency of 850 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 64-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 820M 15 Watts
GeForce 825M 33 Watts
Difference: 18 Watts (120%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce 820M will be 11% quicker than the GeForce 825M overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce 820M 16000 MB/sec
GeForce 825M 14400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 825M is just a bit (approximately 18%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 820M. (explain)

GeForce 825M 13600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 820M 11504 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2096 (18%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 825M is a better choice, by far. (explain)

GeForce 825M 6800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 820M 2876 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3924 (136%)

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 820M

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GeForce 825M

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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 820M GeForce 825M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2014 January 27 2014
Code Name GF117 GK208
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 719 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 15 watts 33 watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 14400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11504 Mtexels/sec 13600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2876 Mpixels/sec 6800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 16
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount 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 drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably 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 820M

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GeForce 825M

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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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