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GeForce GT 340 vs GeForce GTX 965M

Intro

The GeForce GT 340 features clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 850 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 96 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 965M, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 944 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 965M 60 Watts
GeForce GT 340 69 Watts
Difference: 9 Watts (15%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 965M, in theory, should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GT 340 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 965M 64000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 340 54400 MB/sec
Difference: 9600 (18%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 965M is quite a bit (about 243%) better at AF than the GeForce GT 340. (explain)

GeForce GTX 965M 60416 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 340 17600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 42816 (243%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 965M is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 965M 30208 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 340 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 25808 (587%)

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 340

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GeForce GTX 965M

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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 340 GeForce GTX 965M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2010 January 5 2015
Code Name GT215 GM204
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 944 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 69 watts 60 watts
Bandwidth 54400 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 17600 Mtexels/sec 60416 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 30208 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 1024
Texture Mapping Units 32 64
Render Output Units 8 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 727 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.3 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum 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 speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 the video card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. 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 fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 340

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GeForce GTX 965M

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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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