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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GTS 450 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 comes with core speeds of 1265 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 384 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTS 450 1GB, which comes with a clock frequency of 783 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 902 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 192 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 106 Watts
Difference: 76 Watts (253%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTS 450 1GB should be 17% faster than the GeForce GT 1030 overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)

GeForce GTS 450 1GB 57728 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 8576 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 is much (approximately 62%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTS 450 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 25056 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15424 (62%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is superior to the GeForce GTS 450 1GB, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 12528 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7712 (62%)

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 1030

Amazon.com

GeForce GTS 450 1GB

Amazon.com

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 1030 GeForce GTS 450 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2017 September 2010
Code Name GP108-300 GF106
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1265 MHz 783 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 3608 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 106 watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 57728 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 25056 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 12528 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 192
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3300 million 1170 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated 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 bandwidth is, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 1030

Amazon.com

GeForce GTS 450 1GB

Amazon.com

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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