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GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB vs Radeon RX 6650 XT

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB features a core clock speed of 550 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 800 MHz. It also features a 192-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 65 nm design. It is made up of 96 SPUs, 48 TAUs, and 12 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon RX 6650 XT, which features a clock frequency of 2055 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 2190 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 7 nm design. It is comprised of 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 64 ROPs.

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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

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 6650 XT should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB in general. (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 is quite a bit (approximately 896%) better at texture filtering 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 running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon RX 6650 XT is superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO 768MB, by far. (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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. 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, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach 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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