NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra vs AMD Radeon HD 7650A

NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra
AMD Radeon HD 7650A

General info

Comparison of GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
0.13
Architecture
Tesla
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
G80
 
Onega
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
2 May 2007
 
5 January 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$829
 
$262
Price now
n/d
 
$262

Technical specs

GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A'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 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
128
 
480
CUDA cores
612
 
n/d
Core clock speed
612 MHz
 
600 MHz
Transistor count
681 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
90 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
171 Watt
 
33 Watt
Texture fill rate
39.2 billion / sec
 
14.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
387.1 gflops
 
576.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A 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).
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
MXM-A (3.0)
Length
270 mm
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A: 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
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1080 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
103.7 GB / s
 
28.8 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
SLI
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.2 (11_0)
OpenGL
3.3
 
4.4

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8800 Ultra 0.25
HD 7650A 0.26 +4%

Passmark

8800 Ultra 769
HD 7650A 794 +3.3%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
54 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 8800 Ultra and Radeon HD 7650A are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra

Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (103.7 vs 28.8 GB/s)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7650A

4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (5 January 2012 vs 2 May 2007)
Cheaper ($262 vs $829)
More pipelines (480 vs 128)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 90 nm)
Less power hungry (33 vs 171 watts)

So, 8800 Ultra or HD 7650A?

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