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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs GeForce 9600 GT 512MB

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB uses a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a speed of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the GeForce 9600 GT 512MB, which comes with core speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 64 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 95 Watts
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (11%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB is quite a bit (more or less 62%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 9600 GT 512MB. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 20800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12800 (62%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 9600 GT 512MB is superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB, though not by far. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 10400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 800 (8%)

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 1GB

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GeForce 9600 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 1GB GeForce 9600 GT 512MB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Dec 2007 Feb 2008
Code Name G92 G94a/b
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 95 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 57600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 20800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 10400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 64
Texture Mapping Units 56 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 65/55 nm
Transistors 754 million 505 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out 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 is also dependant on lots of 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 GT 1GB

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GeForce 9600 GT 512MB

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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