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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs GeForce GT 1030

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB uses a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 550 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a frequency of 800 MHz on this particular model. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 12 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GT 1030, which has core clock speeds of 1265 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 384 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 84 Watts
Difference: 54 Watts (180%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GT 1030 should in theory be a lot superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB in general. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 10752 (28%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 should be much (approximately 53%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14080 (53%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB, by far. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 13640 (207%)

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 GeForce GT 1030
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2008 May 2017
Code Name G92 GP108-300
Memory 768 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 1265 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 49152 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 40480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 20240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 384
Texture Mapping Units 48 32
Render Output Units 12 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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