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GeForce GT 130 vs Radeon HD 6450 (OEM)

Intro

The GeForce GT 130 has a core clock frequency of 500 MHz and a DDR2 memory frequency of 250 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 55 nm design. It is comprised of 48 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM), which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 625 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM works at a speed of 800 MHz on this particular card. It features 160 SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 31 Watts
GeForce GT 130 75 Watts
Difference: 44 Watts (142%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GT 130 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 12800 MB/sec
GeForce GT 130 12000 MB/sec
Difference: 800 (7%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 130 will be a lot (about 140%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM). (explain)

GeForce GT 130 12000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 5000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 7000 (140%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GT 130 should be quite a bit (approximately 220%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM), and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GT 130 8000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 2500 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5500 (220%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GT 130

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Radeon HD 6450 (OEM)

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GT 130 Radeon HD 6450 (OEM)
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 10, 2009 February 2011
Code Name G94b Caicos
Memory 768 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 500 MHz 625 MHz
Memory Speed 500 MHz 1600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 31 watts
Bandwidth 12000 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 12000 Mtexels/sec 5000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 8000 Mpixels/sec 2500 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 48 160
Texture Mapping Units 24 8
Render Output Units 16 4
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR3
Bus Width 192-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 505 million 370 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 130

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Radeon HD 6450 (OEM)

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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