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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs GeForce GTS 450 1GB

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB uses a 65 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a speed of 900 MHz on this particular model. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTS 450 1GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 783 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 902 MHz on this model. It features 192 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 105 Watts
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 106 Watts
Difference: 1 Watts (1%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTS 450 1GB will be 0% faster than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 1GB 57728 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 128 (0%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB will be much (about 34%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTS 450 1GB. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 25056 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8544 (34%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTS 450 1GB is superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 1GB 12528 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2928 (31%)

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 8800 GT 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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GT 1GB GeForce GTS 450 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Dec 2007 September 2010
Code Name G92 GF106
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 783 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 3608 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 106 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 57728 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 25056 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 12528 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 192
Texture Mapping Units 56 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 1170 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 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 (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB

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GeForce GTS 450 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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