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GeForce GT 430 1GB vs Radeon HD 4670 512MB

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 1GB features core speeds of 700 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 96 SPUs as well as 16 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 4670 512MB, which has a GPU core clock speed of 750 MHz, and 512 MB of GDDR4/GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2 RAM running at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 320(64x5) SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 430 1GB 60 Watts
Radeon HD 4670 512MB 70 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (17%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon HD 4670 512MB should perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GT 430 1GB in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 4670 512MB 32000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 4670 512MB will be much (approximately 114%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 430 1GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 4670 512MB 24000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 12800 (114%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 4670 512MB is a better choice, by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 4670 512MB 6000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3200 (114%)

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 1GB

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Radeon HD 4670 512MB

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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 1GB Radeon HD 4670 512MB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2010 Sep 10, 2008
Code Name GF108 RV730 XT
Memory 1024 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 70 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 24000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 6000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 320(64x5)
Texture Mapping Units 16 32
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR4/GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Transistors 585 million 514 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 2.0 x16, AGP 8x
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number 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 Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 430 1GB

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Radeon HD 4670 512MB

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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