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GeForce 825M vs GeForce 9500 GT DDR2

Intro

The GeForce 825M features a GPU core speed of 850 MHz, and the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory runs at 900 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 384 Stream Processors, 16 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2, which makes use of a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 550 MHz. The DDR2 memory works at a frequency of 500 MHz on this specific model. It features 32 SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 825M 33 Watts
GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 50 Watts
Difference: 17 Watts (52%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 should theoretically be just a bit better than the GeForce 825M overall. (explain)

GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 16000 MB/sec
GeForce 825M 14400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 825M is much (approximately 55%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2. (explain)

GeForce 825M 13600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4800 (55%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 825M will be a lot (approximately 55%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce 825M 6800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2400 (55%)

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 825M

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GeForce 9500 GT DDR2

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 825M GeForce 9500 GT DDR2
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year January 27 2014 July 2008
Code Name GK208 G96a
Memory 2048 MB 256 MB
Core Speed 850 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 33 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 14400 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 13600 Mtexels/sec 8800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6800 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 32
Texture Mapping Units 16 16
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR3 DDR2
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 65 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 314 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x8 PCIe x16 2.0, PCI
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes 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 - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 825M

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GeForce 9500 GT 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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