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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Intro

The GeForce 9800 GT 1GB features a clock frequency of 600 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 65/55 nm design. It features 112 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 900 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1050 MHz on this particular card. It features 800 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 108 Watts
Difference: 3 Watts (3%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB should theoretically perform a little bit faster than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 67200 MB/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 9600 (17%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB should be a bit (more or less 7%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 9800 GT 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 36000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2400 (7%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6770 1GB is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 14400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4800 (50%)

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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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 9800 GT 1GB Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 January 2011
Code Name G92a/b Juniper XT
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4200 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 108 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 67200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 800
Texture Mapping Units 56 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called 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, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9800 GT 1GB

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Radeon HD 6770 1GB

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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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