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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon RX 5700

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB features a clock frequency of 600 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 65 nm design. It is made up of 112 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 5700, which uses a 7 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1465 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM runs at a speed of 14000 MHz on this specific card. 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

Theoretically, the Radeon RX 5700 should be a lot faster than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5700 will be a lot (approximately 528%) faster with regards to AF 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

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5700 is a better choice, by far. (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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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.

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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed 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 the texel rate, the better the 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 most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 5700

Amazon.com

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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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