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GeForce GT 430 1GB vs Radeon R7 240

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 1GB makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 700 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific card. It features 96 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R7 240, which features core clock speeds of 730 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 320 SPUs along with 20 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 240 30 Watts
GeForce GT 430 1GB 60 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should have identical performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 240 is quite a bit (approximately 30%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 430 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 14600 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3400 (30%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 240 will be a lot (more or less 109%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 430 1GB, and also should be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon R7 240 5840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3040 (109%)

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 GT 430 1GB Radeon R7 240
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2010 October 2013
Code Name GF108 Oland PRO
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 730 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 14600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 5840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 320
Texture Mapping Units 16 20
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 585 million 1040 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must 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 higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its 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 clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 430 1GB

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Radeon R7 240

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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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