Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GT 340 1GB vs GeForce GT 430

Intro

The GeForce GT 340 1GB has core clock speeds of 550 MHz on the GPU, and 850 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 96 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GT 430, which has GPU core speed of 700 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR3 memory running at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 96 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 430 60 Watts
GeForce GT 340 1GB 69 Watts
Difference: 9 Watts (15%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GT 340 1GB should perform a lot faster than the GeForce GT 430 in general. (explain)

GeForce GT 340 1GB 54400 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 25600 (89%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 340 1GB should be a lot (approximately 57%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GT 430. (explain)

GeForce GT 340 1GB 17600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6400 (57%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GT 340 1GB is superior to the GeForce GT 430, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GT 340 1GB 4400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1600 (57%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GT 340 1GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce GT 430

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GT 340 1GB GeForce GT 430
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year February 2010 October 2010
Code Name GT215 GF108
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 69 watts 60 watts
Bandwidth 54400 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 17600 Mtexels/sec 11200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 2800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 96
Texture Mapping Units 32 16
Render Output Units 8 4
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 727 million 585 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.3 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core 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 rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GT 340 1GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

GeForce GT 430

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield