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GeForce GT 130 vs GeForce GTX 580 3GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 130 features a GPU core clock speed of 500 MHz, and the 768 MB of DDR2 RAM runs at 250 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 48 Stream Processors, 24 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 580 3GB, which features a core clock speed of 772 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1002 MHz. It also makes use of a 384-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 512 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 130 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 580 3GB 244 Watts
Difference: 169 Watts (225%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 580 3GB should be a lot faster than the GeForce GT 130 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 192384 MB/sec
GeForce GT 130 12000 MB/sec
Difference: 180384 (1503%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB is quite a bit (approximately 312%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 130. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 49408 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 130 12000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 37408 (312%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 580 3GB should be quite a bit (approximately 363%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GT 130, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 580 3GB 37056 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 130 8000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 29056 (363%)

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 130

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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 130 GeForce GTX 580 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 10, 2009 November 2010
Code Name G94b GF110
Memory 768 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 500 MHz 772 MHz
Memory Speed 500 MHz 4008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 244 watts
Bandwidth 12000 MB/sec 192384 MB/sec
Texel Rate 12000 Mtexels/sec 49408 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 8000 Mpixels/sec 37056 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 48 512
Texture Mapping Units 24 64
Render Output Units 16 48
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 505 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 130

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GeForce GTX 580 3GB

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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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