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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB features a GPU core speed of 550 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 800 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 96 Stream Processors, 48 Texture Address Units, and 12 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, which comes with core clock speeds of 1575 MHz on the GPU, and 1188 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6X memory. It features 6144 SPUs along with 192 TAUs and 96 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 84 Watts
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 290 Watts
Difference: 206 Watts (245%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, in theory, should perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 622899 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 584499 (1522%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti should be much (more or less 1045%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 302400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 276000 (1045%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is a better choice, by far. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 151200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 144600 (2191%)

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 9600 GSO 768MB GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2008 June 2021
Code Name G92 Ampere GA104-400-A1
Memory 768 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 1575 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 2376 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 290 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 622899 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 302400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 151200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 6144
Texture Mapping Units 48 192
Render Output Units 12 96
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6X
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 8 nm
Transistors 754 million 17400 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster 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 can be processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount 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 texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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