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GeForce 8800 Ultra vs GeForce GTX 870M

Intro

The GeForce 8800 Ultra uses a 90 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 612 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a speed of 1080 MHz on this particular card. It features 128 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 870M, which has clock speeds of 941 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 870M 110 Watts
GeForce 8800 Ultra 171 Watts
Difference: 61 Watts (55%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce 8800 Ultra should in theory be a small bit better than the GeForce GTX 870M in general. (explain)

GeForce 8800 Ultra 103680 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 870M 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 7680 (8%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 870M is quite a bit (more or less 169%) better at AF than the GeForce 8800 Ultra. (explain)

GeForce GTX 870M 105392 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 Ultra 39168 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 66224 (169%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 870M is superior to the GeForce 8800 Ultra, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 870M 22584 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 Ultra 14688 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7896 (54%)

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 Ultra

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GeForce GTX 870M

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 Ultra GeForce GTX 870M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2007 March 12 2014
Code Name G80 GK104
Memory 768 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 612 MHz 941 MHz
Memory Speed 2160 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 171 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 103680 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 39168 Mtexels/sec 105392 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14688 Mpixels/sec 22584 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 1344
Texture Mapping Units 64 112
Render Output Units 24 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 28 nm
Transistors 681 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card 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 applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core 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 also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 Ultra

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GeForce GTX 870M

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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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