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Curious how the raw OpenGL performance and power efficiency has improved going back a decade to the GeForce 8 days? In this article is a 27-way graphics card comparison testing graphics cards from each generation going from the GeForce 8 series through the GeForce GTX 900 series and ending with the $999 GeForce GTX TITAN X. If you are interested in how graphics card performance has evolved, this is a fun must-read article.
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From the worst (GeForce 8500GT) to best (GTX 980 Ti) is a 72x improvement in the performance-per-Watt based upon all of the test data. From the GeForce 9800GTX to GeForce GTX 980 Ti it's a 6.2x improvement. From the GeForce 8600GT to GeForce GTX 960 is a 25x improvement. Even when comparing a GeForce GTX 460 Fermi to GeForce GTX 960 is over a 2x improvement in the past few years.
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Well, if you've been curious how NVIDIA graphics cards have evolved -- or the OpenGL performance in general -- over the last roughly 10 years, hopefully you found all of this test data insightful. The raw performance the performance-per-Watt in going from the GeForce 8 series to the GeForce GTX 900 hardware is incredible. The results show how since Fermi the performance really has been ramping up. It will be interesting to see how NVIDIA's Pascal will fit into this equation with those next-generation graphics cards being just a few months away.

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