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GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 6950

Intro

The GeForce GT 210 features a GPU core clock speed of 589 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR3 RAM runs at 800 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 16 SPUs, 8 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6950, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1250 MHz on this particular model. It features 1408 SPUs along with 88 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 210 31 Watts
Radeon HD 6950 200 Watts
Difference: 169 Watts (545%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 6950, in theory, should perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GT 210 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 160000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 210 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 147200 (1150%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6950 will be quite a bit (more or less 1394%) better at AF than the GeForce GT 210. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 70400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 210 4712 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 65688 (1394%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 6950 will be much (about 987%) better at AA than the GeForce GT 210, and also should be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 25600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 210 2356 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 23244 (987%)

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 210

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Radeon HD 6950

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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 210 Radeon HD 6950
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2009 December 2010
Code Name GT218 Cayman Pro
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 589 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 31 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4712 Mtexels/sec 70400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2356 Mpixels/sec 25600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 16 1408
Texture Mapping Units 8 88
Render Output Units 4 32
Bus Type DDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 260 million 2640 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 210

Amazon.com

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Radeon HD 6950

Amazon.com

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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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