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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB vs GeForce GTX 860M

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB features a core clock frequency of 600 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 65/55 nm design. It is made up of 112 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 860M, which has clock speeds of 797 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1152 SPUs as well as 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

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 860M should be just a bit faster than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 860M should be much (more or less 128%) more effective at AF 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

The GeForce GTX 860M will be much (about 33%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once 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 anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total 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 that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max 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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