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GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon R9 M270X

Intro

The GeForce GT 210 features a GPU clock speed of 589 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR3 memory is set to run at 800 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is made up of 16 Stream Processors, 8 Texture Address Units, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M270X, which comes with a core clock speed of 725 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R9 M270X should theoretically be much better than the GeForce GT 210 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M270X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 210 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 59200 (463%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M270X will be quite a bit (about 515%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 210. (explain)

Radeon R9 M270X 29000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 210 4712 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 24288 (515%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M270X is a lot (more or less 392%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 210, and capable of handling higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon R9 M270X 11600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 210 2356 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9244 (392%)

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 210

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Radeon R9 M270X

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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 210 Radeon R9 M270X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2009 May 1 2014
Code Name GT218 Venus XT
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 589 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 31 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4712 Mtexels/sec 29000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2356 Mpixels/sec 11600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 16 640
Texture Mapping Units 8 40
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type DDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 260 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number 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 outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 210

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Radeon R9 M270X

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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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