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GeForce GT 430 1GB vs Radeon R7 M265

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 1GB makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 700 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific card. It features 96 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R7 M265, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 725 MHz. The DDR3 memory works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R7 M265 is 11% quicker than the GeForce GT 430 1GB overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R7 M265 32000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (11%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R7 M265 is much (about 55%) better at AF than the GeForce GT 430 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R7 M265 17400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6200 (55%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R7 M265 is quite a bit (more or less 107%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 430 1GB, and also capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon R7 M265 5800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3000 (107%)

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 M265
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2010 May 1 2014
Code Name GF108 Opal XT
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 32000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 17400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 5800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 24
Render Output Units 4 8
Bus Type GDDR3 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 585 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, 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 that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. 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 quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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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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