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Published on September 19th, 2011 | by Bob


Confused by nVidia’s model numbers and hierarchy?

>Confused by nVidia’s model numbers and hierarchy? Seems to be a pretty common problem these days.  I stumbled upon this Lifehacker article and thought it might be handy to share.

Now, it certainly doesn’t tell the entire story (in fact it’s a 3DMark Vantage benchmark with a reference system), but check out this handy performance graph on nVidia.com:

There’s a pretty obvious typo there with the 4th entry being the 8800 GTX rather than a 9800 GTX, but at least it gives a bit of reference straight from nVidia.

Why are we seeing newer cards with lower scores?  Thermal displacement, power consumption, refined manufacturing process among other things.

Side note; I’m feeling pretty good about my 9800 GTX vs ObviouslyJesus’s GT 220.

6 Responses to Confused by nVidia’s model numbers and hierarchy?

  1. Stefan says:

    >i'm happy with my gtx 570

  2. Ross Geddes says:

    >Quite funny, since i have a Better Video Card (9800GT) than Jesus sitting under my bed for months now :D

  3. Fargo says:

    >Radeon 6950 master race reporting in.

  4. bpost says:

    >DM @ObviouslyJesus for shipping info :-)

  5. Behemoth says:

    >The lovely GT 240 is mine and is still chugging. =P

  6. Rollinrolan says:

    >Where is my gt 7600? :( Oh well, my 560 ti is arriving tomorrow :D



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