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GeForce GT 430 vs Radeon HD 3470 256MB

Intro

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

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 3470 256MB, which makes use of a 55 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The DDR2 RAM runs at a frequency of 950 MHz on this particular card. It features 40(8x5) SPUs along with 4 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 3470 256MB should theoretically be a small bit better than the GeForce GT 430 overall. (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 (about 250%) faster with regards to texture 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 using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 3470 256MB is the winner, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (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 information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount 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 texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip 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 colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also 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 - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max 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.

Comments

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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