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GeForce 8600 GTS vs Radeon R9 M375

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GTS comes with clock speeds of 675 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 32 SPUs as well as 16 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M375, which has clock speeds of 1015 MHz on the GPU, and 1100 MHz on the 4096 MB of DDR3 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

Performance-wise, the Radeon R9 M375 should in theory be just a bit superior to the GeForce 8600 GTS in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375 35200 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (10%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M375 should be a lot (more or less 276%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8600 GTS. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375 40600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 10800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 29800 (276%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M375 is a lot (more or less 201%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 8600 GTS, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375 16240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 5400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10840 (201%)

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 8600 GTS

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M375

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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 8600 GTS Radeon R9 M375
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 2015
Code Name G84 Cape Verde
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 1015 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 2200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 35200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 10800 Mtexels/sec 40600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5400 Mpixels/sec 16240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 640
Texture Mapping Units 16 40
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 289 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 maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated 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 graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock 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 rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GTS

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M375

Amazon.com

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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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