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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 240 GDDR5

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 uses a 16 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1265 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1502 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5, which comes with GPU clock speed of 550 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 850 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 96 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 70 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (133%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 should in theory be a small bit superior to the GeForce GT 1030 overall. (explain)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 54400 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 5248 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 should be a lot (about 130%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 17600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 22880 (130%)

Pixel Rate

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

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 15840 (360%)

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 240 GDDR5

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 240 GDDR5
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2017 Novermber 2009
Code Name GP108-300 GT215
Memory 2048 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 1265 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 3400 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 70 watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 54400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 17600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 96
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3300 million 289 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it 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, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock 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 output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 1030

Amazon.com

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5

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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