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GeForce GT 1030 vs Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 comes with a clock speed of 1265 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1502 MHz. It also uses a 64-bit bus, and makes use of a 16 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB, which features GPU clock speed of 825 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM running at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 320(64x5) Stream Processors, 16 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB should in theory be a lot better than the GeForce GT 1030 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 66048 (134%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 will be a lot (approximately 53%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14080 (53%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB is a better choice, by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB 26400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 6160 (30%)

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.

One or more cards in this comparison are multi-core. This means that their bandwidth, texel and pixel rates are theoretically doubled - this does not mean the card will actually perform twice as fast, but only that it should in theory be able to. Actual game benchmarks will give a more accurate idea of what it's capable of.

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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 Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2017 Jan 28, 2008
Code Name GP108-300 R680
Memory 2048 MB 512 MB (x2)
Core Speed 1265 MHz 825 MHz (x2)
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 1800 MHz (x2)
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 26400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 26400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 320(64x5) (x2)
Texture Mapping Units 32 16 (x2)
Render Output Units 16 16 (x2)
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 256-bit (x2)
Fab Process 16 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3300 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16/(internal PCIe 1.1 x16)
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at 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 that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core 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 is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 1030

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Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB

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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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