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GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 vs GeForce GT 1030

Intro

The GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 features a GPU core speed of 550 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 800 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the GeForce GT 1030, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1265 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1502 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 384 Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GT 1030 30 Watts
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 50 Watts
Difference: 20 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GT 1030 should theoretically be much better than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 in general. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 49152 MB/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 25600 MB/sec
Difference: 23552 (92%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GT 1030 is a lot (about 360%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 40480 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 8800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 31680 (360%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 1030 is superior to the GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GT 1030 20240 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 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.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce 9500 GT 1GB GDDR3 GeForce GT 1030
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year July 2008 May 2017
Code Name G96b GP108-300
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 1265 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 6008 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 50 watts 30 watts
Bandwidth 25600 MB/sec 49152 MB/sec
Texel Rate 8800 Mtexels/sec 40480 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 4400 Mpixels/sec 20240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 32 384
Texture Mapping Units 16 32
Render Output Units 8 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 16 nm
Transistors 314 million 3300 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0, PCI PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

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

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