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GeForce GT 430 (OEM) vs GeForce GTX 950M

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 (OEM) features a core clock speed of 700 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 96 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 4 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 950M, which has core speeds of 914 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 950M 55 Watts
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 60 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 950M should theoretically perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM) overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 32000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M is quite a bit (approximately 226%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM). (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 36560 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 25360 (226%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 950M is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950M 14624 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11824 (422%)

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 430 (OEM)

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GeForce GTX 950M

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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 430 (OEM) GeForce GTX 950M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2010 March 12 2015
Code Name GF108 GM107
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 914 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 55 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 36560 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 14624 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 640
Texture Mapping Units 16 40
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 585 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 430 (OEM)

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GeForce GTX 950M

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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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