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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

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The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB makes use of a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 550 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM runs at a speed of 800 MHz on this model. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 12 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, which features core speeds of 1575 MHz on the GPU, and 1188 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6X memory. It features 6144 SPUs as well as 192 Texture Address Units 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 should theoretically perform a lot 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 will be a lot (more or less 1045%) faster with regards to AF 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 high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB, by a large margin. (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: Memory bandwidth is the largest 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 bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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