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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8300 GS GeForce 7600 GS
Cyberpunk 2077 7367% 5500%
Mafia: Definitive Edition 10700% 8000%
Serious Sam 4 10700% 8000%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 9700% 7250%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 6567% 4900%
Genshin Impact 7433% 5550%
Valorant 600% 425%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 8033% 6000%
eFootball PES 2021 3700% 2750%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 7033% 5250%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 7600 GS are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce 8300 GS.

The GeForce 8300 GS was released over a year more recently than the GeForce 7600 GS, and so the GeForce 8300 GS is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce 7600 GS.

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 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 7600 GS, 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 memory bandwidth of the GeForce 8300 GS and the GeForce 7600 GS are the same, which means the GeForce 8300 GS and the GeForce 7600 GS have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce 8300 GS has 8 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 7600 GS has 12. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8300 GS is 9 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 7600 GS is 5. The GeForce 8300 GS having 4 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 GeForce 7600 GS.

The GeForce 8300 GS requires 40 Watts to run and the GeForce 7600 GS requires 27 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce 8300 GS and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce 7600 GS. The GeForce 8300 GS requires 13 Watts more than the GeForce 7600 GS to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce 8300 GS to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce 7600 GS.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed450 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla G86G73
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Jul 2007vs01 Mar 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth12.8GB/secvs12.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units8vs12
Actual Shader Performance0%vs0%
Texture Mapping Units8vs-
Texture Rate3.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate1.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power40 Wattsvs27 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 18 Ampsvs350 Watts & 17 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs3.0
Open GL3.3vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM2 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution800x600-

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GPU Mini Review

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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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