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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB features a GPU clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 112 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which comes with GPU core speed of 1382 MHz, and 16384 MB of HBM2 RAM set to run at 1890 MHz through a 2048-bit bus. It also features 4096 Stream Processors, 256 Texture Address Units, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 300 Watts
Difference: 195 Watts (186%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition should in theory be a lot superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB overall. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 495452 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 437852 (760%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition should be a lot (more or less 953%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 353792 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 320192 (953%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is quite a bit (more or less 821%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 88448 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 78848 (821%)

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 GT 1GB

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 8800 GT 1GB Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Dec 2007 June 2017
Code Name G92 Vega 10 XTX
Memory 1024 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1382 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1890 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 495452 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 353792 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 88448 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 4096
Texture Mapping Units 56 256
Render Output Units 16 64
Bus Type GDDR3 HBM2
Bus Width 256-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 14 nm
Transistors 754 million 12500 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's 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 also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB

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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