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GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4350

Intro

The GeForce GT 210 comes with a clock speed of 589 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 800 MHz. It also features a 64-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 16 SPUs, 8 TAUs, and 4 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 4350, which makes use of a 55 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 575 MHz. The DDR2 RAM runs at a frequency of 500 MHz on this particular model. It features 80(16x5) SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 4350 22 Watts
GeForce GT 210 31 Watts
Difference: 9 Watts (41%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GT 210 is 60% quicker than the Radeon HD 4350 overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GT 210 12800 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4350 8000 MB/sec
Difference: 4800 (60%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 210 is a bit (approximately 2%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4350. (explain)

GeForce GT 210 4712 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4350 4600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 112 (2%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 210 is superior to the Radeon HD 4350, not by a very large margin though. (explain)

GeForce GT 210 2356 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4350 2300 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 56 (2%)

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

GeForce GT 210

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 4350

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

Model GeForce GT 210 Radeon HD 4350
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2009 Sep 30, 2008
Code Name GT218 RV710
Fab Process 40 nm 55 nm
Bus PCIe 2.0 PCIe 2.0 x16, PCI
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 589 MHz 575 MHz
Shader Speed 1402 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz (1600 MHz effective) 500 MHz (1000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 16 80(16x5)
Texture Mapping Units 8 8
Render Output Units 4 4
Bus Type DDR3 DDR2
Bus Width 64-bit 64-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 3.0
Power (Max TDP) 31 watts 22 watts
Shader Model 4.1 4.1
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 8000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 4712 Mtexels/sec 4600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2356 Mpixels/sec 2300 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4350”
[...] i didn't notice that,sorry lol. Go with the geforce card if that's the case. http://www.hwcompare.com/849/geforce...adeon-hd-4350/ A comparison of both cards at 512 mb GPU. [...]

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