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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs Radeon RX 6650 XT

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The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB features core clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 768 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs as well as 48 Texture Address Units and 12 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 6650 XT, which has core speeds of 2055 MHz on the GPU, and 2190 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 Texture Address Units and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 84 Watts
Radeon RX 6650 XT 176 Watts
Difference: 92 Watts (110%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 6650 XT should in theory be much better than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 287072 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 248672 (648%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6650 XT should be quite a bit (about 896%) better at AF than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 263040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 236640 (896%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6650 XT is a lot (approximately 1893%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB, and capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 131520 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 124920 (1893%)

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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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB Radeon RX 6650 XT
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2008 May 2022
Code Name G92 Navi 23
Memory 768 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 2055 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 4380 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 176 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 287072 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 263040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 131520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 2048
Texture Mapping Units 48 128
Render Output Units 12 64
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 7 nm
Transistors 754 million 11060 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 data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB

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Radeon RX 6650 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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