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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Intro

The GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 has a GPU core speed of 550 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 800 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 32 Stream Processors, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which comes with GPU clock speed of 822 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1002 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 384 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 50 Watts
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
Difference: 120 Watts (240%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be 401% faster than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 25600 MB/sec
Difference: 102656 (401%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be much (more or less 498%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 43808 (498%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is superior to the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 21904 (498%)

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 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2008 January 2011
Code Name G96b GF114
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 822 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 4008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 25600 MB/sec 128256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 52608 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 26304 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 64
Render Output Units 8 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 314 million 1950 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0, PCI PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it should 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 anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3

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GeForce GTX 560 Ti

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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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