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GeForce 8800 GS vs GeForce GTX 850M

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GS uses a 65 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 550 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a speed of 800 MHz on this card. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 12 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 850M, which comes with a clock frequency of 876 MHz and a DDR3 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 850M 40 Watts
GeForce 8800 GS 105 Watts
Difference: 65 Watts (163%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce 8800 GS should be 20% quicker than the GeForce GTX 850M overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GS 38400 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 850M 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 850M will be a lot (more or less 33%) better at AF than the GeForce 8800 GS. (explain)

GeForce GTX 850M 35040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GS 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8640 (33%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 850M is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 850M 14016 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GS 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7416 (112%)

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 8800 GS

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GeForce GTX 850M

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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 8800 GS GeForce GTX 850M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Jan 2008 March 12 2014
Code Name G92 GM107
Memory 384 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 876 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 40 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 35040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 14016 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 640
Texture Mapping Units 48 40
Render Output Units 12 16
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once 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 AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GS

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GeForce GTX 850M

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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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