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GeForce 9800 GTX vs GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GTX has a GPU core speed of 675 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, which has a GPU core clock speed of 1392 MHz, and 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1750 MHz through a 96-bit bus. It also is made up of 768 SPUs, 48 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 75 Watts
GeForce 9800 GTX 140 Watts
Difference: 65 Watts (87%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should be much faster than the GeForce 9800 GTX overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 15616 (22%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be quite a bit (about 55%) better at AF than the GeForce 9800 GTX. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX 43200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23616 (55%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be quite a bit (more or less 209%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce 9800 GTX, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX 10800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 22608 (209%)

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 9800 GTX

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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 9800 GTX GeForce GTX 1050 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2008 May 2018
Code Name G92 GP107
Memory 512 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 1392 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 140 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 86016 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43200 Mtexels/sec 66816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10800 Mpixels/sec 33408 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 768
Texture Mapping Units 64 48
Render Output Units 16 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 96-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 14 nm
Transistors 754 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated 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 DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many 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 9800 GTX

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GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

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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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