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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Intro

The GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) uses a 80 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 450 MHz. The DDR2 RAM runs at a frequency of 400 MHz on this card. It features 8 SPUs along with 4 Texture Address Units and 2 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which features clock speeds of 1382 MHz on the GPU, and 1890 MHz on the 16384 MB of HBM2 memory. It features 4096 SPUs along with 256 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 40 Watts
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 300 Watts
Difference: 260 Watts (650%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition should be a lot faster than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) overall. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 495452 MB/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 6400 MB/sec
Difference: 489052 (7641%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition should be quite a bit (more or less 19555%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM). (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 353792 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 1800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 351992 (19555%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is much (more or less 9728%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM), and will be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 88448 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 900 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 87548 (9728%)

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)

Amazon.com

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Amazon.com

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 Vega Frontier Edition
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2007 June 2017
Code Name G86 Vega 10 XTX
Memory 128 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 1382 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 1890 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 40 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 6400 MB/sec 495452 MB/sec
Texel Rate 1800 Mtexels/sec 353792 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 900 Mpixels/sec 88448 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 8 4096
Texture Mapping Units 4 256
Render Output Units 2 64
Bus Type DDR2 HBM2
Bus Width 64-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 14 nm
Transistors 210 million 12500 million
Bus PCI Express 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 (counted in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling 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 record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - 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

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Amazon.com

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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