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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 25.6 GB/s More than 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s vs 8.8 GTexel/s Around 4.5x higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,020 MHz vs 1,600 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 56 vs 16 40 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly higher pixel rate 11.2 GPixel/s vs 4.4 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 16 vs 8 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,010 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 120 Mac

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 120 Mac

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Lower TDP 50W vs 125W 2.5x lower TDP

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 8800  vs 120 Mac 

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

GeForce GT 8800
64.6 GB/s
GeForce GT 120 Mac
25.6 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 GT 120 Mac
4.4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 8800
39.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 120 Mac
8.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 8800
392 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 120 Mac
89.6 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GT 8800  vs
120 Mac 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name G92 G96 C1
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 700 MHz 550 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GT 8800 GT 600 MHz 512 MB None

raw performance

Shading units 112 32
Texture mapping units 56 16
Render output processors 16 8
Pixel rate 11.2 GPixel/s 4.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s 8.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 392 GFLOPS 89.6 GFLOPS

memory

GeForce GT 8800  vs
120 Mac 
Memory clock speed 1,010 MHz 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 2,020 MHz 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 64.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 125W 50W

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