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GeForce 9800 GT 512MB vs Radeon HD 4750

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 512MB features core speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 4750, which has a GPU core clock speed of 730 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 800 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 640(128x5) Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4750 75 Watts
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (40%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB should perform a bit faster than the Radeon HD 4750 in general. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4750 51200 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GT 512MB will be a lot (more or less 44%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 4750. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4750 23360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10240 (44%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 4750 should be a lot (approximately 22%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB, and also capable of handling higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon HD 4750 11680 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2080 (22%)

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 HD 4750

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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 HD 4750
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008
Code Name G92a/b RV740
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 730 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 3200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 51200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 23360 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 11680 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 640(128x5)
Texture Mapping Units 56 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 826 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GT 512MB

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Radeon HD 4750

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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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