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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon HD 4750

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB has a GPU core clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 112 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 4750, which comes with GPU core 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) SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4750 75 Watts
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (40%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB should in theory be just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 4750 in general. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4750 51200 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB should be a lot (about 44%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4750. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4750 23360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10240 (44%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 4750 is superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 4750 11680 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 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 8800 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 8800 GT 512MB Radeon HD 4750
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Oct 2007
Code Name G92 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 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 largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, 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 are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

Amazon.com

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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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