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GeForce GT 1030 vs Radeon HD 4730

Intro

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

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 4730, which uses a 55 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 700 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 900 MHz on this particular card. It features 640(128x5) SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator 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 just a bit better than 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 will be much (more or less 81%) more effective at texture filtering 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 screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is the winner, by far. (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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum 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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