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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 210

Intro

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

Compare that to the GeForce GT 210, which has core clock speeds of 589 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR3 memory. It features 16 SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce GT 210 31 Watts
Difference: 1 Watts (3%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GT 1030 should theoretically be much superior to the GeForce GT 210 overall. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
GeForce GT 210 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 36352 (284%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 will be a lot (about 759%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 210. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 210 4712 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 35768 (759%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is superior to the GeForce GT 210, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 210 2356 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 17884 (759%)

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 210

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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 210
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2017 October 2009
Code Name GP108-300 GT218
Memory 2048 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 1265 MHz 589 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 1600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 31 watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 4712 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 2356 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 16
Texture Mapping Units 32 8
Render Output Units 16 4
Bus Type GDDR5 DDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3300 million 260 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher 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 per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the 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 210

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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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