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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB vs GeForce GTX 470

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB comes with core speeds of 513 MHz on the GPU, and 792 MHz on the 320 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 20 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 470, which has clock speeds of 607 MHz on the GPU, and 837 MHz on the 1280 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 448 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 40 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 143 Watts
GeForce GTX 470 215 Watts
Difference: 72 Watts (50%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 470 should be a lot faster than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 133920 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 63360 MB/sec
Difference: 70560 (111%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 470 should be quite a bit (about 38%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 33992 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 24624 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9368 (38%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 470 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 470 24280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB 10260 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 14020 (137%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB GeForce GTX 470
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Feb 2007 March 2010
Code Name G80 GF100
Memory 320 MB 1280 MB
Core Speed 513 MHz 607 MHz
Memory Speed 1584 MHz 3348 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 143 watts 215 watts
Bandwidth 63360 MB/sec 133920 MB/sec
Texel Rate 24624 Mtexels/sec 33992 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10260 Mpixels/sec 24280 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 448
Texture Mapping Units 48 56
Render Output Units 20 40
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 320-bit 320-bit
Fab Process 90 nm 40 nm
Transistors 681 million 3000 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 information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 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 AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GTS (G80) 320MB

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GeForce GTX 470

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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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