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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 8800

Reasons to consider the
ASUS GeForce GT 8800

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Higher effective memory clock speed 2,020 MHz vs 666 MHz More than 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 64.6 GB/s vs 5.33 GB/s More than 12x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 700 MHz vs 589 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Slightly better PassMark score 754 vs 209 More than 3.5x better PassMark score
Higher texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s vs 4.71 GTexel/s More than 8.2x higher texture rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,010 MHz vs 333 MHz More than 3x higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 56 vs 8 48 more texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 11.2 GPixel/s vs 2.36 GPixel/s More than 4.8x higher pixel rate
Front view of GeForce 310

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Nvidia GeForce 310

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Significantly lower TDP 31W vs 125W 4x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 8800 vs 310

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 8800  vs 310 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GT 8800
64.6 GB/s
GeForce 310
5.33 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GT 8800
11.2 GPixel/s
GeForce 310
2.36 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GT 8800
39.2 GTexel/s
GeForce 310
4.71 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 8800
392 GFLOPS
GeForce 310
44.86 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

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