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GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 640 DDR3 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 900 MHz. The DDR3 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1782 MHz on this specific card. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 63 Watts
GeForce GT 640 DDR3 65 Watts
Difference: 2 Watts (3%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GT 640 DDR3 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 64000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 640 DDR3 57024 MB/sec
Difference: 6976 (12%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 640 DDR3 should be much (approximately 50%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 28800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 19200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9600 (50%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 640 DDR3 is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 14400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB 6400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8000 (125%)

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

GeForce GT 640 DDR3

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Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB

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Specifications

Model GeForce GT 640 DDR3 Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2012 February 2011
Code Name GK107 Turks
Fab Process 28 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 800 MHz
Shader Speed 900 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1782 MHz (3564 MHz effective) 1000 MHz (4000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 480
Texture Mapping Units 32 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type DDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 65 watts 63 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 57024 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 19200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14400 Mpixels/sec 6400 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB”
naon says:
Is the memory for GT 640 as 1782MHz correct? I think the base memory speed is 891Mhz and the effective memory speed is 1782.
majid says:
well despite these results hd6670 performs well over all in games etc

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