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GeForce GT 310 vs Radeon R5 M230

Intro

The GeForce GT 310 features core speeds of 589 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 16 SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R5 M230, which has core clock speeds of 780 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 320 SPUs along with 20 TAUs and 4 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so theoretically they should perform the same. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R5 M230 is quite a bit (more or less 231%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GT 310. (explain)

Radeon R5 M230 15600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 310 4712 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10888 (231%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R5 M230 should be much (approximately 32%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 310, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon R5 M230 3120 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 310 2356 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 764 (32%)

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 310

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Radeon R5 M230

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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 310 Radeon R5 M230
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2009 2014
Code Name GT218 Jet Pro
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 589 MHz 780 MHz
Memory Speed 2000 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 31 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 16000 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4712 Mtexels/sec 15600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2356 Mpixels/sec 3120 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 16 320
Texture Mapping Units 8 20
Render Output Units 4 4
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 260 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, 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 worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. 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 also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 310

Amazon.com

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Radeon R5 M230

Amazon.com

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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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