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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB vs GeForce GTX 1050 3GB

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB makes use of a 65/55 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 112 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, which comes with core clock speeds of 1392 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs as well as 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 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (40%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 1050 3GB should perform much faster than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 86016 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 28416 (49%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be much (more or less 99%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 66816 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 33216 (99%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1050 3GB will be a lot (approximately 248%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1050 3GB 33408 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23808 (248%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9800 GT 1GB GeForce GTX 1050 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2008 May 2018
Code Name G92a/b GP107
Memory 1024 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1392 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 86016 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 66816 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 33408 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 768
Texture Mapping Units 56 48
Render Output Units 16 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 96-bit
Fab Process 65/55 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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB

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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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