Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GT 430 1GB vs Radeon R9 M275X

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 1GB makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 700 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a frequency of 900 MHz on this card. It features 96 SPUs as well as 16 TAUs and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R9 M275X, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 900 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this particular model. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M275X 50 Watts
GeForce GT 430 1GB 60 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (20%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M275X should perform much faster than the GeForce GT 430 1GB overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M275X 72000 MB/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 28800 MB/sec
Difference: 43200 (150%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M275X should be quite a bit (about 221%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GT 430 1GB. (explain)

Radeon R9 M275X 36000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 11200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 24800 (221%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M275X will be quite a bit (approximately 414%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 430 1GB, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon R9 M275X 14400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 430 1GB 2800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11600 (414%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GT 430 1GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon R9 M275X

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GT 430 1GB Radeon R9 M275X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2010 May 1 2014
Code Name GF108 Venus XTX
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 640
Texture Mapping Units 16 40
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 585 million (Unknown) 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 max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster 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 number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour 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 rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GT 430 1GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon R9 M275X

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield