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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB vs GeForce GT 340 1GB

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB makes use of a 90 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 513 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a speed of 792 MHz on this particular card. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 20 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GT 340 1GB, which has clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 850 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 96 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 340 1GB 69 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 143 Watts
Difference: 74 Watts (107%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB should in theory be a bit better than the GeForce GT 340 1GB overall. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 63360 MB/sec
GeForce GT 340 1GB 54400 MB/sec
Difference: 8960 (16%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB is a lot (about 40%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 340 1GB. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 340 1GB 17600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7024 (40%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB should be a lot (approximately 133%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 340 1GB, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 340 1GB 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5860 (133%)

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.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB GeForce GT 340 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Nov 2006 (640) February 2010
Code Name G80 GT215
Memory 640 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 3400 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts 69 watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 54400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 17600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 96
Texture Mapping Units 48 32
Render Output Units 20 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 40 nm
Transistors 681 million 727 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 640MB

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GeForce GT 340 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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