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GeForce GT 640 DDR3 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 640 DDR3 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 900 MHz. The DDR3 RAM works at a speed of 1782 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 928 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1350 MHz on this model. It features 768 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 640 DDR3 65 Watts
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 110 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (69%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB should theoretically be much better than the GeForce GT 640 DDR3 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 86400 MB/sec
GeForce GT 640 DDR3 57024 MB/sec
Difference: 29376 (52%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB is a lot (approximately 106%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GT 640 DDR3. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 59392 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 640 DDR3 28800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 30592 (106%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB is a bit (about 3%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce GT 640 DDR3, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 14848 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 640 DDR3 14400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 448 (3%)

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

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB

Amazon.com

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

Model GeForce GT 640 DDR3 GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2012 October 2012
Code Name GK107 GK106
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 928 MHz
Shader Speed 900 MHz 928 MHz
Memory Speed 1782 MHz (3564 MHz effective) 1350 MHz (5400 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 768
Texture Mapping Units 32 64
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type DDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 65 watts 110 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 57024 MB/sec 86400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 28800 Mtexels/sec 59392 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14400 Mpixels/sec 14848 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated 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 graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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