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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs Radeon HD 4350

Intro

The GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) features clock speeds of 450 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 128 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 8 SPUs along with 4 Texture Address Units and 2 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 4350, which has a clock speed of 575 MHz and a DDR2 memory frequency of 500 MHz. It also features a 64-bit bus, and makes use of a 55 nm design. It is comprised of 80(16x5) SPUs, 8 Texture Address Units, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4350 22 Watts
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 40 Watts
Difference: 18 Watts (82%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 4350 should in theory perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 4350 8000 MB/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 6400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4350 is quite a bit (more or less 156%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM). (explain)

Radeon HD 4350 4600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 1800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2800 (156%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 4350 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 4350 2300 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 900 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1400 (156%)

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 8300 GS (OEM)

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Radeon HD 4350

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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 8300 GS (OEM) Radeon HD 4350
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2007 Sep 30, 2008
Code Name G86 RV710
Memory 128 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 1000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 40 watts 22 watts
Bandwidth 6400 MB/sec 8000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 1800 Mtexels/sec 4600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 900 Mpixels/sec 2300 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 8 80(16x5)
Texture Mapping Units 4 8
Render Output Units 2 4
Bus Type DDR2 DDR2
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 55 nm
Transistors 210 million 242 million
Bus PCI Express x16 PCIe 2.0 x16, PCI
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 over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's 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 rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM)

Amazon.com

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Radeon HD 4350

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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