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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB features a GPU clock speed of 550 MHz, and the 768 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 800 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is comprised of 96 SPUs, 48 TAUs, and 12 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which features a GPU core clock speed of 2200 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory running at 2250 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 84 Watts
Radeon RX 6500 XT 107 Watts
Difference: 23 Watts (27%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 6500 XT will be 284% quicker than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 109056 (284%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT should be much (approximately 433%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 114400 (433%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6500 XT is a better choice, by far. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 63800 (967%)

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 Radeon RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2008 January 2022
Code Name G92 Navi 24 XT
Memory 768 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 2200 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 107 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 147456 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 70400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 1024
Texture Mapping Units 48 64
Render Output Units 12 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 6 nm
Transistors 754 million 5400 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 (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling 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 that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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Radeon RX 6500 XT

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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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