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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB vs GeForce GT 1030

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB comes with clock speeds of 513 MHz on the GPU, and 792 MHz on the 640 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 20 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GT 1030, which has GPU core speed of 1265 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1502 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 384 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 143 Watts
Difference: 113 Watts (377%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB, in theory, should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce GT 1030 overall. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 63360 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 14208 (29%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 is a lot (more or less 64%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15856 (64%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9980 (97%)

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 GTS (G80) 640MB

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB GeForce GT 1030
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Nov 2006 (640) May 2017
Code Name G80 GP108-300
Memory 640 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 1265 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 49152 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 40480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 20240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 384
Texture Mapping Units 48 32
Render Output Units 20 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 16 nm
Transistors 681 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 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 largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB

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GeForce GT 1030

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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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