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GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 240 GDDR5

Intro

The GeForce GT 1030 comes with a core clock speed of 1265 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1502 MHz. It also features a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 16 nm design. It is comprised of 384 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5, which features a clock speed of 550 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 850 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 96 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 70 Watts
Difference: 40 Watts (133%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GT 1030 overall. (explain)

GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 54400 MB/sec
GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
Difference: 5248 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 will be a lot (about 130%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 17600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 22880 (130%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 should be quite a bit (approximately 360%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5, and able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 4400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 15840 (360%)

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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GT 240 GDDR5
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2017 Novermber 2009
Code Name GP108-300 GT215
Memory 2048 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 1265 MHz 550 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 3400 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 30 watts 70 watts
Bandwidth 49152 MB/sec 54400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40480 Mtexels/sec 17600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 20240 Mpixels/sec 4400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 96
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 40 nm
Transistors 3300 million 289 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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