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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 280

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 280

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 141.7 GB/s vs 57.6 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher effective memory clock speed 2,214 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better cloud gate factor score 13.66 vs 10.06 More than 35% better cloud gate factor score
Higher pixel rate 19.26 GPixel/s vs 9.6 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
Slightly higher texture rate 48.16 GTexel/s vs 33.6 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,107 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 9800

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Nvidia GeForce GT 9800

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Significantly lower TDP 125W vs 236W More than 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 280 vs GT 9800

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 280
GeForce GT 9800

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street


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