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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs Radeon R7 M265

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB features a GPU clock speed of 550 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 800 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is comprised of 96 Stream Processors, 48 TAUs, and 12 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 M265, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 725 MHz. The DDR3 RAM runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB should in theory perform a small bit faster than the Radeon R7 M265 overall. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Radeon R7 M265 32000 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB is much (more or less 52%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 M265. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 M265 17400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9000 (52%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB will be a small bit (more or less 14%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 M265, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M265 5800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 800 (14%)

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 9600 GSO 768MB Radeon R7 M265
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2008 May 1 2014
Code Name G92 Opal XT
Memory 768 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 17400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 5800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 384
Texture Mapping Units 48 24
Render Output Units 12 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 28 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better 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 figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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