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GeForce 9600 GT 1GB vs GeForce GT 1030

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GT 1GB comes with core clock speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 64 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GT 1030, which features a core clock frequency of 1265 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1502 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It is made up of 384 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 95 Watts
Difference: 65 Watts (217%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB is 17% faster than the GeForce GT 1030 in general, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 57600 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 8448 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 will be much (more or less 95%) more effective at AF than the GeForce 9600 GT 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 20800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19680 (95%)

Pixel Rate

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

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GT 1GB 10400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9840 (95%)

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 9600 GT 1GB

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GeForce GT 1030

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9600 GT 1GB GeForce GT 1030
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Feb 2008 May 2017
Code Name G94a/b GP108-300
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 650 MHz 1265 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 95 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 57600 MB/sec 49152 MB/sec
Texel Rate 20800 Mtexels/sec 40480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 10400 Mpixels/sec 20240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 64 384
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 16 nm
Transistors 505 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GT 1GB

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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.

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