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Old 11-16-2007, 01:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Radeon 3870 Question

Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
I think i got this right, ATI's design uses many shaders but at slower speeds while nvdia uses less shaders but faster shaders. ATI's performance will fully relay on optimized drivers to use more shaders, if it doesn't then half of its shaders are left to waste.
What about texture units ?

8800GT have 56 texture units while HD3780 have only 16. This means that can 8800GT can address tesxtures more than 3 times as much as HD3870 per clock
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