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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs GeForce GTX 590

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB makes use of a 65 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 550 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a speed of 800 MHz on this card. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 TAUs and 12 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 590, which comes with a clock frequency of 607 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 855 MHz. It also uses a 384-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 512 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 84 Watts
GeForce GTX 590 365 Watts
Difference: 281 Watts (335%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 590 should in theory be quite a bit faster than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 590 328320 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 289920 (755%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 590 is quite a bit (approximately 194%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 590 77696 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 51296 (194%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 590 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 590 58272 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 51672 (783%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

Price Comparison

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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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 9600 GSO 768MB GeForce GTX 590
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2008 March 2011
Code Name G92 GF110
Memory 768 MB 1536 MB (x2)
Core Speed 550 MHz 607 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 3420 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 365 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 328320 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 77696 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 58272 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 512 (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 48 64 (x2)
Render Output Units 12 48 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 384-bit (x2)
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core 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 processed in a second.

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

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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GeForce GTX 590

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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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