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GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4350

Intro

The GeForce GT 210 uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 589 MHz. The DDR3 memory is set to run at a frequency of 800 MHz on this card. It features 16 SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 4350, which features a core clock frequency of 575 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 500 MHz. It also features a 64-bit memory bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It features 80(16x5) SPUs, 8 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.

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(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

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GT 210 should in theory be a lot superior to the Radeon HD 4350 overall. (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 (more or less 2%) better at texture 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 high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 210 is superior to the Radeon HD 4350, but not by far. (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

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GeForce GT 210

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 4350

Amazon.com

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Specifications

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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 1600 MHz 1000 MHz
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 (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka 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 memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4350”
which graphics card should i get? - General - OnRPG Free MMORPG Forums says:

[...] 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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