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GeForce 8800 GT 1GB vs GeForce GT 1030

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The GeForce 8800 GT 1GB makes use of a 65 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM works at a frequency of 900 MHz on this card. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GT 1030, which makes use of a 16 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1265 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1502 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 105 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (250%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB should be 17% faster than the GeForce GT 1030 overall, due to its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 8448 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 will be a small bit (more or less 20%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 8800 GT 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6880 (20%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 1GB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10640 (111%)

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 8800 GT 1GB GeForce GT 1030
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Dec 2007 May 2017
Code Name G92 GP108-300
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1265 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 49152 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 40480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 20240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 384
Texture Mapping Units 56 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 16 nm
Transistors 754 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video 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 Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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