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GeForce GT 340 1GB vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)

Intro

The GeForce GT 340 1GB features core speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 850 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 96 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), which comes with GPU core speed of 800 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 480 Stream Processors, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 63 Watts
GeForce GT 340 1GB 69 Watts
Difference: 6 Watts (10%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) should in theory be a small bit superior to the GeForce GT 340 1GB in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 64000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 340 1GB 54400 MB/sec
Difference: 9600 (18%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) should be a small bit (about 9%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GT 340 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 19200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 340 1GB 17600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1600 (9%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 6400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 340 1GB 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2000 (45%)

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 340 1GB

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Radeon HD 6670 (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 340 1GB Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year February 2010 February 2011
Code Name GT215 Turks
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 69 watts 63 watts
Bandwidth 54400 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 17600 Mtexels/sec 19200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 6400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 480
Texture Mapping Units 32 24
Render Output Units 8 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 727 million 715 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.3 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 340 1GB

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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)

Amazon.com

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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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