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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs GeForce GT 315

Intro

The GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 features a clock speed of 540 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 700 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 80 nm design. It is comprised of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GT 315, which comes with clock speeds of 625 MHz on the GPU, and 790 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 48 SPUs as well as 16 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 47 Watts
GeForce GT 315 52 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (11%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GT 315 should be 13% quicker than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 in general, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce GT 315 25280 MB/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 22400 MB/sec
Difference: 2880 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 315 is a bit (approximately 16%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

GeForce GT 315 10000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 8640 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1360 (16%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GT 315 is a better choice, but only just. (explain)

GeForce GT 315 5000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 4320 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 680 (16%)

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 GT 1GB GDDR3

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GeForce GT 315

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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 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3 GeForce GT 315
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year April 2007 November 2009
Code Name G84 GT216
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 540 MHz 625 MHz
Memory Speed 1400 MHz 1580 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 47 watts 52 watts
Bandwidth 22400 MB/sec 25280 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8640 Mtexels/sec 10000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4320 Mpixels/sec 5000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 48
Texture Mapping Units 16 16
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 40 nm
Transistors 289 million 486 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units 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 applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its 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 core 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 rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8600 GT 1GB GDDR3

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GeForce GT 315

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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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