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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB vs GeForce GTX 860M

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB features a GPU core clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 112 Stream Processors, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 860M, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 797 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1000 MHz on this specific card. 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 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (133%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 860M is 11% quicker than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 860M is a lot (approximately 128%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 76512 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 42912 (128%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 860M is superior to the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 860M 12752 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3152 (33%)

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 GT 1GB

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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 GT 1GB GeForce GTX 860M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2008 March 12 2014
Code Name G92a/b GM107
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 797 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 45 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 76512 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 12752 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 1152
Texture Mapping Units 56 96
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65/55 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 data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure 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 handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB

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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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