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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 clock speed 700 MHz vs 550 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 64.6 GB/s vs 16.16 GB/s Around 4x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,020 MHz vs 1,010 MHz 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s vs 13.2 GTexel/s Around 3x higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,010 MHz vs 505 MHz 2x higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 56 vs 24 32 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce 9600 GSO 512

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Lower TDP 90W vs 125W Around 30% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 8800 vs 9600 GSO 512

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 8800  vs 9600 GSO 512 

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

GeForce GT 8800
64.6 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 9600 GSO 512
8.8 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 8800
39.2 GTexel/s
GeForce 9600 GSO 512
13.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 8800

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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