iMac's 8800 GS vs Mac Pro's 8800 GT

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kabunaru, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. kabunaru Guest

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    How comparable are these video cards to each other? How much better is the GT better than the GS?
     
  2. meta macrumors newbie

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    Depends on exactly how you compare them.

    For most three-dimensional applications, like games, the 8800 GT renders roughly 10-20% more frames over a given duration than the 8800 GS (see this analysis for more information).

    However, for Pro Apps the GS is surprisingly superior (according to this analysis). I guess Apple/Nvidia must've optimized it for Core Image operations a little more than the GT.

    As for how they technically compare, here's what the 8800 GT has:
    • 112 stream processors
    • 600MHz core clock speed
    • 900MHz memory speed
    • 256-bit memory interface
    • up to 512MB GDDR3 video memory

    And the iMac's 8800 GS is technically a rebranded 8800M GTS (according to at least one source; iMacs use notebook components, after all). The specs for this card are:
    • 64 stream processors
    • 500MHz core clock speed
    • 800MHz memory speed
    • 256-bit memory interface
    • up to 512MB GDDR3 video memory
     
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