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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs GeForce GT 430 1GB

Intro

The GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 features a GPU core clock speed of 550 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 800 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 32 Stream Processors, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

Compare all that to the GeForce GT 430 1GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 700 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a speed of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 96 SPUs along with 16 TAUs and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 50 Watts
GeForce GT 430 1GB 60 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (20%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GT 430 1GB will be 13% quicker than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GT 430 1GB 28800 MB/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 25600 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (13%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 430 1GB will be a lot (more or less 27%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

GeForce GT 430 1GB 11200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2400 (27%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 is superior to the GeForce GT 430 1GB, by far. (explain)

GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 4400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 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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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 GeForce GT 430 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2008 October 2010
Code Name G96b GF108
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts 60 watts
Bandwidth 25600 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 11200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 2800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 96
Texture Mapping Units 16 16
Render Output Units 8 4
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 314 million 585 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0, PCI PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3

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GeForce GT 430 1GB

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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

2 Responses to “GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs GeForce GT 430 1GB”
xxx says:

realey i want to know whos better ?

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