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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB vs GeForce 8800 GTS (G92)

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB comes with core clock speeds of 513 MHz on the GPU, and 792 MHz on the 640 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 20 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92), which comes with GPU clock speed of 650 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR3 memory set to run at 970 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 135 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 143 Watts
Difference: 8 Watts (6%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB should be just a bit faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) in general. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 63360 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 62080 MB/sec
Difference: 1280 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) should be quite a bit (more or less 69%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 41600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 16976 (69%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) is superior to the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB, though not by far. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G92) 10400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 140 (1%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB GeForce 8800 GTS (G92)
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Nov 2006 (640) Dec 2007
Code Name G80 G92
Memory 640 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 1940 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts 135 watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 62080 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 41600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 10400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 128
Texture Mapping Units 48 64
Render Output Units 20 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 320-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 65 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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB

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