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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB vs GeForce 9800 GTX

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB features core speeds of 513 MHz on the GPU, and 792 MHz on the 320 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 20 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce 9800 GTX, which features GPU core speed of 675 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR3 memory running at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9800 GTX 140 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 143 Watts
Difference: 3 Watts (2%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 9800 GTX should in theory be a small bit faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB in general. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX 70400 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 63360 MB/sec
Difference: 7040 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GTX will be much (approximately 75%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX 43200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18576 (75%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 9800 GTX is superior to the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX 10800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 540 (5%)

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 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB GeForce 9800 GTX
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Feb 2007 April 2008
Code Name G80 G92
Memory 320 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 675 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 2200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts 140 watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 70400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 43200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 10800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 128
Texture Mapping Units 48 64
Render Output Units 20 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 65 nm
Transistors 681 million 754 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics 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 amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few 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 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB

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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.

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