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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon RX 5600

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB comes with core speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 5600, which uses a 7 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1375 MHz. The GDDR6 memory runs at a speed of 12000 MHz on this card. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 Texture Address Units and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
Radeon RX 5600 150 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (43%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon RX 5600 should be 412% quicker than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 294912 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 237312 (412%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 5600 should be a lot (more or less 424%) better at AF than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 176000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 142400 (424%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 5600 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon RX 5600 88000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 78400 (817%)

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 5600

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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 5600
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Oct 2007 January 2020
Code Name G92 Navi 10 XE
Memory 512 MB 6144 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1375 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 24000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 294912 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 176000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 88000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 2048
Texture Mapping Units 56 128
Render Output Units 16 64
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 192-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 largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core 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 applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

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Radeon RX 5600

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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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