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GeForce GT 430 (OEM) vs GeForce GTS 150

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 (OEM) features a GPU core speed of 700 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 96 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GTS 150, which features a GPU core clock speed of 740 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory running at 500 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 128 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 60 Watts
GeForce GTS 150 141 Watts
Difference: 81 Watts (135%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTS 150 should perform a small bit faster than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM) in general. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 32000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTS 150 will be much (approximately 323%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM). (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 47360 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 36160 (323%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTS 150 should be quite a bit (about 323%) better at AA than the GeForce GT 430 (OEM), and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTS 150 11840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 (OEM) 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9040 (323%)

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 430 (OEM)

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GeForce GTS 150

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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 430 (OEM) GeForce GTS 150
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2010 March 10, 2009
Code Name GF108 G92b
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 740 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 141 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 47360 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 11840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 128
Texture Mapping Units 16 64
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Transistors 585 million 754 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 430 (OEM)

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GeForce GTS 150

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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