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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Riva TNT2 Pro GeForce 8300 GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 27336% 7033%
Cyberpunk 2077 37592% 9700%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 16823% 4300%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 37592% 9700%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 27336% 7033%
Doom Eternal 23490% 6033%
FIFA 20 14515% 3700%
Grand Theft Auto VI 41823% 10800%
Need For Speed Heat 27336% 7033%
Halo: Reach 8618% 2167%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8300 GS are massively better than the Nvidia Riva TNT2 Pro.

The GeForce 8300 GS was released over three years more recently than the Riva TNT2 Pro, and so the GeForce 8300 GS is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Riva TNT2 Pro when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very poor performance, so rather than upgrading from one to the other you should consider looking at more powerful GPUs. Neither of these will be able to run the latest games in any playable way.

The GeForce 8300 GS has 480 MB more video memory than the Riva TNT2 Pro, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce 8300 GS also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce 8300 GS has 10.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Riva TNT2 Pro, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8300 GS is slightly better than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The Riva TNT2 Pro has 2 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 8300 GS has 8. However, the actual shader performance of the Riva TNT2 Pro is 0 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8300 GS is 9. The GeForce 8300 GS having 9 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8300 GS delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Riva TNT2 Pro.

The GeForce 8300 GS requires 40 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Riva TNT2 Pro. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 8300 GS, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the Riva TNT2 Pro.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed143 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureNV5Tesla G86
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date12 Oct 1999vs01 Jul 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1.4
1920x1080 - vs green tick
0.7
2560x1440 - vs green tick
0.5
3840x2160 - vs green tick
0.2

GPU Memory

Memory32 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed166 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeDDRvsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth2.7GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2vs8
Actual Shader Performance-vs0%
Technology-vs80nm
Texture Mapping Units-vs8
Texture Rate-vs3.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units-vs4
Pixel Rate-vs1.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-40 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX6.0vs10.0
Shader Model-vs4.0
Open GL1.2vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM-2 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-800x600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewThe RIVA TNT2 was a graphics processing unit manufactured by Nvidia starting in early 1999. The chip is codenamed "NV5" because it is the 5th graphics chip design by Nvidia, succeeding the RIVA TNT (NV4). RIVA is an acronym for Real-time Interactive Video and Animation accelerator. The "TNT" suffix refers to the chip's ability to work on two texels at once (TwiN Texel). Nvidia removed RIVA from the name later in the chip's lifetime.The GeForce 8 Series, a computer graphics processing unit, is the eighth generation of NVIDIA's GeForce line. The third major GPU architecture developed at NVIDIA, the GeForce 8 represents the company's first unified shader architecture. It competed primarily against ATI's Radeon HD 2000-series cards.
There has been, at times, controversy over the naming of GeForce 8 series chips, including due to previous-generation chips being repackaged with minor changes (or possibly none at all) with the new names implying they are derived from the newly-introduced GPU chip design featured by the flagship products.
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