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GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 vs Radeon R5 M255

Intro

The GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 features a clock frequency of 550 MHz and a DDR2 memory frequency of 500 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 65 nm design. It features 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R5 M255, which has a GPU core clock speed of 940 MHz, and 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM running at 1000 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is made up of 320 Stream Processors, 20 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have the exact same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should perform the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R5 M255 will be much (approximately 114%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2. (explain)

Radeon R5 M255 18800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10000 (114%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R5 M255 is much (approximately 71%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon R5 M255 7520 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3120 (71%)

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 DDR2

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Radeon R5 M255

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 Radeon R5 M255
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2008 June 2014
Code Name G96a Jet Pro
Memory 256 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 940 MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 18800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 7520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 320
Texture Mapping Units 16 20
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 314 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0, PCI PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, 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 number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels 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 number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many 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 9500 GT DDR2

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Radeon R5 M255

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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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