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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs Radeon R7 370 4G

Intro

The GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 makes use of a 55 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 550 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a frequency of 800 MHz on this specific card. It features 32 SPUs as well as 16 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R7 370 4G, which has a GPU core clock speed of 975 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1400 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1024 SPUs, 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
Radeon R7 370 4G 110 Watts
Difference: 60 Watts (120%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 370 4G should theoretically be a lot better than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 in general. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 179200 MB/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 25600 MB/sec
Difference: 153600 (600%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 4G will be quite a bit (about 609%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 62400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 53600 (609%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 370 4G is much (approximately 609%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3, and will be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon R7 370 4G 31200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 26800 (609%)

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 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 Radeon R7 370 4G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 June 2015
Code Name G96b Trinidad
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 975 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 5600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 25600 MB/sec 179200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 62400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 31200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 1024
Texture Mapping Units 16 64
Render Output Units 8 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 314 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0, PCI PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock 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 applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3

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Radeon R7 370 4G

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