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GeForce 8600 GTS vs GeForce GT 430

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GTS features a GPU core clock speed of 675 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GT 430, which features GPU clock speed of 700 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR3 memory running at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 96 Stream Processors, 16 TAUs, and 4 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 430 60 Watts
GeForce 8600 GTS 75 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (25%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce 8600 GTS will be 11% quicker than the GeForce GT 430 overall, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce 8600 GTS 32000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 430 will be just a bit (about 4%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 8600 GTS. (explain)

GeForce GT 430 11200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GTS 10800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 400 (4%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 8600 GTS is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce 8600 GTS 5400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2600 (93%)

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 8600 GTS

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GeForce GT 430

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8600 GTS GeForce GT 430
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 October 2010
Code Name G84 GF108
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 675 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 60 watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 10800 Mtexels/sec 11200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 5400 Mpixels/sec 2800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 96
Texture Mapping Units 16 16
Render Output Units 8 4
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 40 nm
Transistors 289 million 585 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is calculated 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 a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GTS

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GeForce GT 430

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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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