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GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 vs Radeon R9 M375X

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 comes with clock speeds of 540 MHz on the GPU, and 700 MHz on the 256 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 32 SPUs as well as 16 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M375X, which comes with GPU core speed of 1015 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 640 Stream Processors, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M375X should be 221% faster than the GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 22400 MB/sec
Difference: 49600 (221%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M375X is a lot (approximately 370%) better at AF than the GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 40600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 31960 (370%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M375X is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R9 M375X 16240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11920 (276%)

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 GT 256MB GDDR3

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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 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3 Radeon R9 M375X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 2015
Code Name G84 Cape Verde
Memory 256 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 1015 MHz
Memory Speed 1400 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 22400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 40600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 16240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 640
Texture Mapping Units 16 40
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 256MB GDDR3

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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