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GeForce 9800 GX2 vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GX2 features core clock speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 560, which uses a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1175 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 7000 MHz on this model. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
GeForce 9800 GX2 197 Watts
Difference: 117 Watts (146%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 9800 GX2 should in theory perform a little bit faster than the Radeon RX 560 overall. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GX2 128000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
Difference: 13312 (12%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GX2 should be just a bit (approximately 2%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon RX 560. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GX2 76800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1600 (2%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GX2 will be a small bit (more or less 2%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon RX 560, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GX2 19200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 400 (2%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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GeForce 9800 GX2

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Radeon RX 560

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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 GX2 Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Mar 2008 May 2017
Code Name G92 Baffin
Memory 512 MB (x2) 4096 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz (x2) 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz (x2) 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 197 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 128000 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 76800 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 19200 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 (x2) 1024
Texture Mapping Units 64 (x2) 64
Render Output Units 16 (x2) 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit (x2) 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 14 nm
Transistors 754 million 3000 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 max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GX2

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Radeon RX 560

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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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