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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs Radeon R9 M280X

Intro

The GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) comes with a GPU clock speed of 450 MHz, and the 128 MB of DDR2 memory runs at 400 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is made up of 8 Stream Processors, 4 TAUs, and 2 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M280X, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 900 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1375 MHz on this card. It features 896 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 40 Watts
Radeon R9 M280X 75 Watts
Difference: 35 Watts (88%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R9 M280X should in theory be quite a bit better than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M280X 88000 MB/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 6400 MB/sec
Difference: 81600 (1275%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M280X should be quite a bit (approximately 2700%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM). (explain)

Radeon R9 M280X 50400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 1800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 48600 (2700%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R9 M280X is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon R9 M280X 14400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 900 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 13500 (1500%)

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 8300 GS (OEM)

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) Radeon R9 M280X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2007 Feb 9 2015
Code Name G86 Saturn XT
Memory 128 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 40 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 6400 MB/sec 88000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 1800 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 900 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 8 896
Texture Mapping Units 4 56
Render Output Units 2 16
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 28 nm
Transistors 210 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCI Express x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number 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 graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM)

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Radeon R9 M280X

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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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