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GeForce GT 430 (OEM) vs GeForce GTX 950M

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 (OEM) has a GPU core clock speed of 700 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 96 SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 4 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 950M, which features core clock 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 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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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

In theory, the GeForce GTX 950M should be 11% faster than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM) in general, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950M should be a lot (about 226%) better at texture 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 using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 950M is a better choice, by a large margin. (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 maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over 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 RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better 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 maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record 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 core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability 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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