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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs Radeon HD 4350

Intro

The GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) features clock speeds of 450 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 128 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 8 SPUs along with 4 Texture Address Units and 2 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 4350, which comes with core clock speeds of 575 MHz on the GPU, and 500 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 80(16x5) SPUs along with 8 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4350 22 Watts
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 40 Watts
Difference: 18 Watts (82%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 4350 is 25% quicker than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) overall, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 4350 8000 MB/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 6400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4350 will be quite a bit (more or less 156%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM). (explain)

Radeon HD 4350 4600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 1800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2800 (156%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 4350 is a lot (about 156%) more effective at AA than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM), and will be able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 4350 2300 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 900 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1400 (156%)

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 HD 4350
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2007 Sep 30, 2008
Code Name G86 RV710
Memory 128 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 1000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 40 watts 22 watts
Bandwidth 6400 MB/sec 8000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 1800 Mtexels/sec 4600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 900 Mpixels/sec 2300 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 8 80(16x5)
Texture Mapping Units 4 8
Render Output Units 2 4
Bus Type DDR2 DDR2
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 55 nm
Transistors 210 million 242 million
Bus PCI Express x16 PCIe 2.0 x16, PCI
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB 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 clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 are processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs 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 output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM)

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Radeon HD 4350

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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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