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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 440 3GB

Intro

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

Compare that to the GeForce GT 440 3GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 594 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM is set to run at a speed of 900 MHz on this particular card. It features 144 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 24 ROPs.

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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

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GT 1030 should theoretically be a little bit superior to 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 will be a lot (approximately 184%) faster with regards to anisotropic 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

The GeForce GT 1030 is a lot (approximately 42%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 440 3GB, and will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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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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 maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum 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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