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GeForce GT 430 vs Radeon HD 3470 256MB

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 has a core clock speed of 700 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 96 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 4 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 3470 256MB, which uses a 55 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 800 MHz. The DDR2 RAM works at a speed of 950 MHz on this particular card. It features 40(8x5) SPUs as well as 4 TAUs and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 3470 256MB is 6% faster than the GeForce GT 430 in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 3470 256MB 30400 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 1600 (6%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 430 is quite a bit (more or less 250%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 3470 256MB. (explain)

GeForce GT 430 11200 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 3470 256MB 3200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8000 (250%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 3470 256MB is a better choice, though only just barely. (explain)

Radeon HD 3470 256MB 3200 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 400 (14%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce GT 430 Radeon HD 3470 256MB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2010 2008
Code Name GF108 RV620 PRO
Memory 512 MB 256 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1900 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 30400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 3200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 3200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 40(8x5)
Texture Mapping Units 16 4
Render Output Units 4 4
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR2
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Transistors 585 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units 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 output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 430

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Radeon HD 3470 256MB

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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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One Response to “GeForce GT 430 vs Radeon HD 3470 256MB”
Hd3470 benchmark | Jbmobilenotary says:

[...] GeForce GT 430 vs Radeon HD 3470 256MB – Performance …Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks. Memory Bandwidth. Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 3470 256MB is 6% faster than the GeForce GT 430 … [...]

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