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GeForce 9600 GT 1GB vs Radeon R9 M265X

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GT 1GB has a GPU core clock speed of 650 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 64 Stream Processors, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M265X, which features GPU core speed of 575 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon R9 M265X is 25% faster than the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R9 M265X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 14400 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M265X is just a bit (approximately 11%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R9 M265X 23000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 20800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2200 (11%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce 9600 GT 1GB will be just a bit (more or less 13%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon R9 M265X, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 10400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 9200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1200 (13%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GT 1GB Radeon R9 M265X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Feb 2008 May 1 2014
Code Name G94a/b Venus Pro
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 95 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 20800 Mtexels/sec 23000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 9200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 64 640
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 505 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GT 1GB

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Radeon R9 M265X

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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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