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GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 vs Radeon HD 5550

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 comes with core speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 500 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 12 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 5550, which features core clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 RAM. It features 320(64x5) SPUs as well as 16 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 is 25% quicker than the Radeon HD 5550 overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 16000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5550 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (25%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 will be much (more or less 200%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5550. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 26400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 17600 (200%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 should be a lot (more or less 50%) better at AA than the Radeon HD 5550, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 6600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2200 (50%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512 Radeon HD 5550
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2008 February 9, 2010
Code Name G92 Redwood LE
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz 800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 8800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 320(64x5)
Texture Mapping Units 48 16
Render Output Units 12 8
Bus Type DDR2 DDR2
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 627 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock 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 a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO ASUS 512

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Radeon HD 5550

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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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