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GeForce 8400 GS 512MB vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce 8400 GS 512MB uses a 80 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 650 MHz. The DDR2 memory works at a frequency of 400 MHz on this particular card. It features 16 SPUs along with 8 TAUs and 4 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 560, which features a core clock speed of 1175 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 7000 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 40 Watts
Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 560 will be 1692% quicker than the GeForce 8400 GS 512MB overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 6400 MB/sec
Difference: 108288 (1692%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 is a lot (more or less 1346%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 8400 GS 512MB. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 5200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 70000 (1346%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 is a lot (more or less 623%) better at AA than the GeForce 8400 GS 512MB, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 2600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 16200 (623%)

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 8400 GS 512MB

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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 8400 GS 512MB Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2007 May 2017
Code Name G86 Baffin
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 40 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 6400 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 5200 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2600 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 16 1024
Texture Mapping Units 8 64
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 14 nm
Transistors 210 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16, PCI PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8400 GS 512MB

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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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