Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GTS 150 vs Radeon HD 3470 256MB

Intro

The GeForce GTS 150 features a clock speed of 740 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 500 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It is comprised of 128 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 3470 256MB, which comes with clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 950 MHz on the 256 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 40(8x5) SPUs along with 4 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTS 150 will be 5% quicker than the Radeon HD 3470 256MB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 32000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 3470 256MB 30400 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (5%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 150 will be much (more or less 1380%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 3470 256MB. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 47360 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 3470 256MB 3200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 44160 (1380%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTS 150 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 11840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 3470 256MB 3200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8640 (270%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTS 150

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 3470 256MB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GTS 150 Radeon HD 3470 256MB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 10, 2009 2008
Code Name G92b RV620 PRO
Memory 1024 MB 256 MB
Core Speed 740 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1000 MHz 1900 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 141 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 32000 MB/sec 30400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47360 Mtexels/sec 3200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11840 Mpixels/sec 3200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 40(8x5)
Texture Mapping Units 64 4
Render Output Units 16 4
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR2
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 55 nm
Transistors 754 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the 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 4 instead. The better 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units 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 fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTS 150

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 3470 256MB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield