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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

Intro

The GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) features a GPU clock speed of 450 MHz, and the 128 MB of DDR2 memory is set to run at 400 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 8 Stream Processors, 4 Texture Address Units, and 2 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, which comes with GPU core speed of 1382 MHz, and 16384 MB of HBM2 memory set to run at 1890 MHz through a 2048-bit bus. It also is made up of 4096 Stream Processors, 256 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 40 Watts
Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 300 Watts
Difference: 260 Watts (650%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, in theory, should be a lot faster than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) in general. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 495452 MB/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 6400 MB/sec
Difference: 489052 (7641%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition should be much (more or less 19555%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM). (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 353792 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 1800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 351992 (19555%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon Vega Frontier Edition should be quite a bit (about 9728%) more effective at AA than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM), and capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition 88448 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) 900 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 87548 (9728%)

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 8300 GS (OEM) Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2007 June 2017
Code Name G86 Vega 10 XTX
Memory 128 MB 16384 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 1382 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 1890 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 40 watts 300 watts
Bandwidth 6400 MB/sec 495452 MB/sec
Texel Rate 1800 Mtexels/sec 353792 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 900 Mpixels/sec 88448 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 8 4096
Texture Mapping Units 4 256
Render Output Units 2 64
Bus Type DDR2 HBM2
Bus Width 64-bit 2048-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 14 nm
Transistors 210 million 12500 million
Bus PCI Express x16 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 maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's 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 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, 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 worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core 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 applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8300 GS (OEM)

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Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

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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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