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GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs Radeon HD 4830 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 640 DDR3 comes with clock speeds of 900 MHz on the GPU, and 1782 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 4830 1GB, which uses a 55 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 575 MHz. The GDDR4 RAM works at a frequency of 900 MHz on this model. It features 640(128x5) SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 65 Watts
Radeon HD 4830 1GB 95 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (46%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 4830 1GB should theoretically perform a small bit faster than the GeForce GT 640 DDR3 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 4830 1GB 57600 MB/sec
GeForce GT 640 DDR3 57024 MB/sec
Difference: 576 (1%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 640 DDR3 is much (more or less 57%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 4830 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 28800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4830 1GB 18400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10400 (57%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 640 DDR3 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 14400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4830 1GB 9200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5200 (57%)

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 640 DDR3

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Radeon HD 4830 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 640 DDR3 Radeon HD 4830 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2012 Oct 21, 2008
Code Name GK107 RV770 LE
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 3564 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 65 watts 95 watts
Bandwidth 57024 MB/sec 57600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 18400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14400 Mpixels/sec 9200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 640(128x5)
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type DDR3 GDDR4
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 55 nm
Transistors 1300 million 956 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 640 DDR3

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Radeon HD 4830 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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