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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs GeForce RTX 2070

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB uses a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM works at a speed of 900 MHz on this model. It features 112 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce RTX 2070, which comes with a clock frequency of 1410 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 14 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and uses a 12 nm design. It is comprised of 2304 SPUs, 144 TAUs, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
GeForce RTX 2070 175 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce RTX 2070 is 696% quicker than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB in general, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2070 458752 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 401152 (696%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 2070 is much (more or less 504%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2070 203040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 169440 (504%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 2070 is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2070 90240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 80640 (840%)

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 512MB

Amazon.com

GeForce RTX 2070

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 512MB GeForce RTX 2070
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Oct 2007 September 2018
Code Name G92 TU104-350
Memory 512 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1410 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 28 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 458752 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 203040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 90240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 2304
Texture Mapping Units 56 144
Render Output Units 16 64
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 12 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units 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 applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends 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 max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

Amazon.com

GeForce RTX 2070

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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