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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB vs Radeon R9 M370X

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB uses a 90 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 513 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a speed of 792 MHz on this specific card. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 20 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M370X, which has a core clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M370X will be 14% faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB overall, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon R9 M370X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 63360 MB/sec
Difference: 8640 (14%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M370X should be a lot (more or less 30%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB. (explain)

Radeon R9 M370X 32000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7376 (30%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M370X will be a lot (about 25%) more effective at AA than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB, and capable of handling higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon R9 M370X 12800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB Radeon R9 M370X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Nov 2006 (640) 2015
Code Name G80 Cape Verde
Memory 640 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of 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 output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB

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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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