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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs Radeon RX 470

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB comes with a GPU core clock speed of 550 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 800 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 96 Stream Processors, 48 Texture Address Units, and 12 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 470, which has GPU core speed of 926 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1650 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 84 Watts
Radeon RX 470 120 Watts
Difference: 36 Watts (43%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 470 should in theory be much better than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 211200 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 172800 (450%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 470 will be quite a bit (more or less 349%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 118528 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 92128 (349%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 470 is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 470 29632 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23032 (349%)

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 9600 GSO 768MB

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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 9600 GSO 768MB Radeon RX 470
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2008 August 2016
Code Name G92 Polaris 10
Memory 768 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 926 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 6600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 211200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 118528 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 29632 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 2048
Texture Mapping Units 48 128
Render Output Units 12 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 14 nm
Transistors 754 million 5700 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card 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 in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 470

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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