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GeForce 8800 GTX vs GeForce GTX 460

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTX makes use of a 90 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 575 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a speed of 900 MHz on this particular card. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 460, which uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 675 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this card. It features 336 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 460 150 Watts
GeForce 8800 GTX 155 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (3%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same memory bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform exactly the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 is a little bit (more or less 3%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 8800 GTX. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 37800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTX 36800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1000 (3%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 460 is just a bit (approximately 17%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce 8800 GTX, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 460 16200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTX 13800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2400 (17%)

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 GTX

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTX GeForce GTX 460
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Nov 2006 July 2010
Code Name G80 GF104
Memory 768 MB 768 MB
Core Speed 575 MHz 675 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 155 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 86400 MB/sec 86400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 36800 Mtexels/sec 37800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 13800 Mpixels/sec 16200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 336
Texture Mapping Units 64 56
Render Output Units 24 24
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 192-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 40 nm
Transistors 681 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

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

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GeForce 8800 GTX

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GeForce GTX 460

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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.

Comments

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good compare thank You

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