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GeForce 9800 GTX+ vs GeForce GTX 860M

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ has core clock speeds of 738 MHz on the GPU, and 1100 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 860M, which comes with core speeds of 797 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 860M 45 Watts
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 145 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (222%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 9800 GTX+ should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 860M in general. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 70400 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 860M 64000 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (10%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 860M should be a lot (more or less 62%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 9800 GTX+. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 76512 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 47232 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 29280 (62%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 860M is superior to the GeForce 9800 GTX+, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 12752 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 944 (8%)

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 9800 GTX+

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GeForce GTX 860M

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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 9800 GTX+ GeForce GTX 860M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2008 March 12 2014
Code Name G92b GM107
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 797 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 45 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 76512 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 12752 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 1152
Texture Mapping Units 64 96
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it must 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 anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the 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 that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GTX+

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GeForce GTX 860M

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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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