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GeForce 9800 GT 512MB vs Radeon R9 M375X

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 512MB comes with a GPU clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 112 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M375X, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1015 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this particular model. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 M375X, in theory, should perform much faster than the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 14400 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M375X should be much (more or less 21%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 40600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7000 (21%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M375X will be quite a bit (more or less 69%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 16240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6640 (69%)

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 GT 512MB

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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 GT 512MB Radeon R9 M375X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 2015
Code Name G92a/b Cape Verde
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1015 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 40600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 16240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 640
Texture Mapping Units 56 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65/55 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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. 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 output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GT 512MB

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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