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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GTS 450

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 comes with a GPU core clock speed of 1265 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1502 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 384 Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTS 450, which has GPU clock speed of 783 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 902 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also 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 450 106 Watts
Difference: 76 Watts (253%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTS 450 should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GT 1030 overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 is much (approximately 62%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTS 450. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is a better choice, by far. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 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

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GeForce GTS 450

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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 1030 GeForce GTS 450
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2017 September 2010
Code Name GP108-300 GF106
Memory 2048 MB 512 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 largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate 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 also depends on many other factors, most notably 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 1030

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GeForce GTS 450

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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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