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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs GeForce RTX 3070 Ti

Intro

The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB comes with a core clock frequency of 600 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 65 nm design. It is comprised of 112 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, which features GPU 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 TAUs, and 96 ROPs.

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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

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is 981% quicker than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (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 will be quite a bit (about 800%) faster with regards to AF 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 running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, by far. (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.

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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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total 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 processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units 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 is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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