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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Geforce GTX 670

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB has a core clock speed of 600 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 65 nm design. It features 112 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the Geforce GTX 670, which has GPU clock speed of 915 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1500 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1344 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
Geforce GTX 670 170 Watts
Difference: 65 Watts (62%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Geforce GTX 670 is 233% faster than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Geforce GTX 670 192000 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 134400 (233%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 670 is a lot (approximately 205%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. (explain)

Geforce GTX 670 102480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 68880 (205%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 670 is superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, and very much so. (explain)

Geforce GTX 670 29280 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 19680 (205%)

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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8800 GT 512MB Geforce GTX 670
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Oct 2007 May 2012
Code Name G92 GK104
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 915 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 170 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 192000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 102480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 29280 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 1344
Texture Mapping Units 56 112
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million 3540 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once 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, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. 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 ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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