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GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB vs Radeon HD 6750

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB uses a 65/55 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 650 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM is set to run at a speed of 900 MHz on this specific card. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6750, which comes with GPU core speed of 725 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 720 SPUs, 36 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6750 86 Watts
GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 90 Watts
Difference: 4 Watts (5%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 6750 should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6750 64000 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB will be a bit (more or less 20%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6750. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 31200 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6750 26100 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5100 (20%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6750 is the winner, not by a very large margin though. (explain)

Radeon HD 6750 11600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB 10400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1200 (12%)

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 9600 GSO 512MB

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB Radeon HD 6750
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2008 January 2011
Code Name G94a/b Juniper Pro
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 90 watts 86 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 31200 Mtexels/sec 26100 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 11600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 720
Texture Mapping Units 48 36
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 505 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better 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 maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB

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Radeon HD 6750

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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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