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GeForce GT 430 (OEM) vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 (OEM) comes with core clock speeds of 700 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 96 SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB, which has GPU core speed of 650 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory set to run at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 480 Stream Processors, 24 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB 50 Watts
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 60 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (20%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same memory bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB should be quite a bit (about 39%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM). (explain)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB 15600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4400 (39%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB is much (more or less 86%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM), and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB 5200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2400 (86%)

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 430 (OEM)

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB

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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 430 (OEM) Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2010 February 2011
Code Name GF108 Turks
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 650 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 5200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 480
Texture Mapping Units 16 24
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 585 million 715 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 430 (OEM)

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Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB

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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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