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GeForce GT 130 vs Radeon HD 5550

Intro

The GeForce GT 130 features clock speeds of 500 MHz on the GPU, and 250 MHz on the 768 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 48 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 5550, which features a clock speed of 550 MHz and a DDR2 memory frequency of 400 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 320(64x5) SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 5550 should be just a bit faster than the GeForce GT 130 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 5550 12800 MB/sec
GeForce GT 130 12000 MB/sec
Difference: 800 (7%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 130 will be much (about 36%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 5550. (explain)

GeForce GT 130 12000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 3200 (36%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 130 is superior to the Radeon HD 5550, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GT 130 8000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5550 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3600 (82%)

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 HD 5550
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 10, 2009 February 9, 2010
Code Name G94b Redwood LE
Memory 768 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 500 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 500 MHz 800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 12000 MB/sec 12800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 12000 Mtexels/sec 8800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 8000 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 48 320(64x5)
Texture Mapping Units 24 16
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type DDR2 DDR2
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 505 million 627 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock 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 processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GT 130

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