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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Intro

The GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) has clock speeds of 450 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 128 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 8 SPUs as well as 4 TAUs and 2 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which comes with core speeds of 1382 MHz on the GPU, and 1890 MHz on the 16384 MB of HBM2 memory. It features 4096 SPUs as well as 256 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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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

In theory, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition should be a lot faster than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) in general. (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 will be quite a bit (about 19555%) more effective at AF 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

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is superior to the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM), and very much so. (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)

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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

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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 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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM)

Amazon.com

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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

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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