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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2

Intro

The GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) uses a 80 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 450 MHz. The DDR2 RAM works at a speed of 400 MHz on this specific model. It features 8 SPUs as well as 4 Texture Address Units and 2 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2, which has clock speeds of 540 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 32 SPUs as well as 16 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 40 Watts
GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 47 Watts
Difference: 7 Watts (18%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 should theoretically perform a lot faster than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) overall. (explain)

GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 12800 MB/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 6400 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (100%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 is much (approximately 380%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM). (explain)

GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 8640 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 1800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6840 (380%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2 4320 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 900 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3420 (380%)

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 8300 GS (OEM)

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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2

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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 8300 GS (OEM) GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2007 April 2007
Code Name G86 G84
Memory 128 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 540 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 40 watts 47 watts
Bandwidth 6400 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 1800 Mtexels/sec 8640 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 900 Mpixels/sec 4320 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 8 32
Texture Mapping Units 4 16
Render Output Units 2 8
Bus Type DDR2 DDR2
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 80 nm
Transistors 210 million 289 million
Bus PCI Express x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few 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 8300 GS (OEM)

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GeForce 8600 GT 512MB DDR2

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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