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GeForce GT 1030 vs Radeon HD 4730

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 features clock speeds of 1265 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4730, which comes with a core clock speed of 700 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It is comprised of 640(128x5) SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
Radeon HD 4730 140 Watts
Difference: 110 Watts (367%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 4730 should theoretically be a little bit superior to the GeForce GT 1030 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 4730 57600 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 8448 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 should be much (approximately 81%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 4730. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4730 22400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18080 (81%)

Pixel Rate

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

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4730 5600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 14640 (261%)

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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Radeon HD 4730

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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 4730
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2017 Jun 8, 2009
Code Name GP108-300 RV770/CE
Memory 2048 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 1265 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 140 watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 57600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 22400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 5600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 640(128x5)
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 55 nm
Transistors 3300 million 956 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better 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 processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel 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 get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 1030

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Radeon HD 4730

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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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