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GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs GeForce GT 430

Intro

The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 has a GPU clock speed of 550 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory runs at 850 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 96 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the GeForce GT 430, which features a core clock frequency of 700 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 96 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 4 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 430 60 Watts
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 70 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (17%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 should in theory be much faster than the GeForce GT 430 overall. (explain)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 54400 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 25600 (89%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 should be quite a bit (more or less 57%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GT 430. (explain)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 17600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6400 (57%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 should be much (about 57%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 430, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 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

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GeForce GT 240 GDDR5

Amazon.com

GeForce GT 430

Amazon.com

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 240 GDDR5 GeForce GT 430
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year Novermber 2009 October 2010
Code Name GT215 GF108
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Speed 3400 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 70 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 289 million 585 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock 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 processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output 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 potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs GeForce GT 430”
Ajutor in crearea unui Wishlist decent - My Garage says:

[...] http://www.hwcompare.com/7039/geforc...eforce-gt-430/ Pixel Rate If using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 is superior to the GeForce GT 430, and very much so (buna incercare cu acel 1680X1050 dar omul probabil are un 1280X1024 pe care "nu-l schimba: [...]

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