NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX vs 9600 GT

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

General info

Comparison of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
29.14
Architecture
Tesla
 
Tesla
Code name
G80
 
G94
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
8 November 2006
 
21 February 2008
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
$179
Price now
n/d
 
$40

Technical specs

GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
64
CUDA cores
575
 
64
Core clock speed
576 MHz
 
1625 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
505 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
65 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
155 Watt
 
96 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
105 °C
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion / sec
 
20.8 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
345.6 gflops
 
208 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
n/d
 
16x PCI-E 2.0
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
270 mm
 
9" (22.9 cm)
Height
n/d
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
6-pin
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
768 MB
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
900 MHz
 
900 MHz
Memory bandwidth
86.4 GB / s
 
57.6 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
n/d
 
HDTVTwo Dual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
S / PDIF

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.1 (10_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
2.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8800 GTX 3.59 +2.6%
9600 GT 3.50

Passmark

8800 GTX 762 +4.7%
9600 GT 728

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4404 +0%
 
4404 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4404 +0%
 
4404 +0%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 8800 GTX and GeForce 9600 GT are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

2.6% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (384 vs 256 bit)
More pipelines (128 vs 64)
Higher memory bandwidth (86.4 vs 57.6 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

Much newer (21 February 2008 vs 8 November 2006)
Cheaper ($179 vs $599)
Finer manufacturing process technology (65 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (96 vs 155 watts)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

So, 8800 GTX or 9600 GT?

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