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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon RX 6500 XT

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The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB makes use of a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 600 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a speed of 900 MHz on this model. It features 112 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which comes with a clock frequency of 2200 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 2250 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 6 nm design. It features 1024 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 105 Watts
Radeon RX 6500 XT 107 Watts
Difference: 2 Watts (2%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 6500 XT should theoretically be a lot superior to the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 147456 MB/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 57600 MB/sec
Difference: 89856 (156%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT is a lot (more or less 319%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 140800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 33600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 107200 (319%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6500 XT will be much (more or less 633%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB, and also able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon RX 6500 XT 70400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 9600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 60800 (633%)

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 Radeon RX 6500 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year Oct 2007 January 2022
Code Name G92 Navi 24 XT
Memory 512 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 600 MHz 2200 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4500 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 105 watts 107 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 147456 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33600 Mtexels/sec 140800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 9600 Mpixels/sec 70400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 112 1024
Texture Mapping Units 56 64
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

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

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GeForce 8800 GT 512MB

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Radeon RX 6500 XT

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