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GeForce 8800 GTX vs GeForce 9800 GTX+

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTX uses a 90 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 575 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 128 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce 9800 GTX+, which features a GPU core clock speed of 738 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM set to run at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 145 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTX 155 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (7%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 8800 GTX should in theory perform a lot faster than the GeForce 9800 GTX+ in general. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTX 86400 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (23%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9800 GTX+ will be quite a bit (about 28%) better at AF than the GeForce 8800 GTX. (explain)

GeForce 9800 GTX+ 47232 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTX 36800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10432 (28%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 8800 GTX is the winner, though not by far. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTX 13800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GTX+ 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1992 (17%)

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 GTX

Amazon.com

GeForce 9800 GTX+

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 GTX GeForce 9800 GTX+
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Nov 2006 July 2008
Code Name G80 G92b
Memory 768 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 575 MHz 738 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 155 watts 145 watts
Bandwidth 86400 MB/sec 70400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 36800 Mtexels/sec 47232 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 13800 Mpixels/sec 11808 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 128
Texture Mapping Units 64 64
Render Output Units 24 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 384-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 55 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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better 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 applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTX

Amazon.com

GeForce 9800 GTX+

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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