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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB vs Radeon R9 M370X

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB features a GPU core speed of 513 MHz, and the 320 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 792 MHz through a 320-bit bus. It also is comprised of 96 Stream Processors, 48 Texture Address Units, and 20 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M370X, which comes with core clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R9 M370X should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M370X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 63360 MB/sec
Difference: 8640 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M370X is much (about 30%) better at AF than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB. (explain)

Radeon R9 M370X 32000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7376 (30%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M370X is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon R9 M370X 12800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2540 (25%)

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 GTS (G80) 320MB

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB Radeon R9 M370X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Feb 2007 2015
Code Name G80 Cape Verde
Memory 320 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 32000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 640
Texture Mapping Units 48 40
Render Output Units 20 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 128-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 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB

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Radeon R9 M370X

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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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