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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 440 3GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 has core clock speeds of 1265 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GT 440 3GB, which uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 594 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM runs at a frequency of 900 MHz on this particular card. It features 144 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce GT 440 3GB 56 Watts
Difference: 26 Watts (87%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GT 1030 should be a little bit faster than the GeForce GT 440 3GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
GeForce GT 440 3GB 43200 MB/sec
Difference: 5952 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 should be much (more or less 184%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GT 440 3GB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 440 3GB 14256 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 26224 (184%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 440 3GB 14256 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5984 (42%)

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 GT 440 3GB

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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 GT 440 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2017 October 2010
Code Name GP108-300 GF106
Memory 2048 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1265 MHz 594 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 56 watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 43200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 14256 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 14256 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 144
Texture Mapping Units 32 24
Render Output Units 16 24
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 192-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 (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially 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 1030

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GeForce GT 440 3GB

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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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