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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs Radeon RX 6650 XT

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB makes use of a 65 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 550 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 800 MHz on this particular model. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 Texture Address Units and 12 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 6650 XT, which uses a 7 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 2055 MHz. The GDDR6 RAM works at a speed of 2190 MHz on this specific card. 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

In theory, the Radeon RX 6650 XT will be 648% faster than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB overall, due to its greater data rate. (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 (more or less 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

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6650 XT is superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB, by a large margin. (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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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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once 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, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out 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 graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could 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 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 output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably 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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