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GeForce GT 130 vs Radeon R7 M260

Intro

The GeForce GT 130 comes with a clock frequency of 500 MHz and a DDR2 memory frequency of 250 MHz. It also features a 192-bit memory bus, and uses a 55 nm design. It features 48 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 M260, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 715 MHz. The DDR3 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this specific model. It features 384 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 M260 should in theory be a lot better than the GeForce GT 130 overall. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260 16000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 130 12000 MB/sec
Difference: 4000 (33%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M260 will be quite a bit (about 43%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 130. (explain)

Radeon R7 M260 17160 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 130 12000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 5160 (43%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 130 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GT 130 8000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 M260 5720 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2280 (40%)

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 130 Radeon R7 M260
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 10, 2009 June 2014
Code Name G94b Opal/Topaz
Memory 768 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 500 MHz 715 MHz
Memory Speed 500 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12000 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 12000 Mtexels/sec 17160 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 8000 Mpixels/sec 5720 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 48 384
Texture Mapping Units 24 24
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type DDR2 DDR3
Bus Width 192-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 28 nm
Transistors 505 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better 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 are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video 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 number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GT 130

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