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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

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The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB comes with core clock speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1575 MHz, and 8192 MB of GDDR6X RAM set to run at 1188 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 6144 SPUs, 192 Texture Address Units, and 96 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 290 Watts
Difference: 185 Watts (176%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti should theoretically perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB overall. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 622899 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 565299 (981%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti should be quite a bit (about 800%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 302400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 268800 (800%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 151200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 141600 (1475%)

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 8800 GT 512MB GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Oct 2007 June 2021
Code Name G92 Ampere GA104-400-A1
Memory 512 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 1575 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2376 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 290 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 622899 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 302400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 151200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 6144
Texture Mapping Units 56 192
Render Output Units 16 96
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6X
Bus Width 256-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 max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of 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 anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, 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 number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

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