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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 440 3GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 features a GPU core speed of 1265 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1502 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also is comprised of 384 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GT 440 3GB, which features clock speeds of 594 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 144 SPUs along with 24 TAUs 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

In theory, the GeForce GT 1030 should be a bit faster than the GeForce GT 440 3GB overall. (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 quite a bit (approximately 184%) better at AF 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 high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is superior to the GeForce GT 440 3GB, by far. (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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to 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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