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GeForce 9800 GTX vs Radeon R9 M375X

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GTX features a GPU clock speed of 675 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M375X, which has a GPU core clock speed of 1015 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon R9 M375X should be just a bit faster than the GeForce 9800 GTX overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GTX should be a small bit (about 6%) more effective at AF than the Radeon R9 M375X. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX 43200 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M375X 40600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2600 (6%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M375X is superior to the GeForce 9800 GTX, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 16240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX 10800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5440 (50%)

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 GTX

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Radeon R9 M375X

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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 GTX Radeon R9 M375X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2008 2015
Code Name G92 Cape Verde
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 1015 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 140 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43200 Mtexels/sec 40600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10800 Mpixels/sec 16240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 640
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 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 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must 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 AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling 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 record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GTX

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M375X

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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