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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon RX 5700

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB features a GPU core clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 112 Stream Processors, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 5700, which uses a 7 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 1465 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 14000 MHz on this model. It features 2304 SPUs along with 144 Texture Address Units and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
Radeon RX 5700 180 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (71%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon RX 5700 is 696% faster than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon RX 5700 458752 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 401152 (696%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5700 should be quite a bit (approximately 528%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. (explain)

Radeon RX 5700 210960 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 177360 (528%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 5700 should be much (more or less 877%) more effective at AA than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon RX 5700 93760 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 84160 (877%)

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

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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 8800 GT 512MB Radeon RX 5700
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Oct 2007 July 2019
Code Name G92 Navi 10
Memory 512 MB 8096 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1465 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 28000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 180 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 458752 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 210960 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 93760 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 7 nm
Transistors 754 million 10300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 4.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR 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 number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

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

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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

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Radeon RX 5700

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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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