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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 440 1.5GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 comes with core clock 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 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB, which has GPU core speed of 594 MHz, and 1536 MB of GDDR3 RAM running at 900 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also features 144 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB 56 Watts
Difference: 26 Watts (87%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GT 1030 should be 14% quicker than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB in general, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB 43200 MB/sec
Difference: 5952 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 is a lot (about 184%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB 14256 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 26224 (184%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is superior to the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB, by far. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB 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

Amazon.com

GeForce GT 440 1.5GB

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 GT 440 1.5GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2017 October 2010
Code Name GP108-300 GF106
Memory 2048 MB 1536 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 max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the 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 most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 1030

Amazon.com

GeForce GT 440 1.5GB

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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