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GeForce GTX 1630 vs Radeon RX 550

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 features a clock speed of 1740 MHz and a GDDR6 memory speed of 1500 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit bus, and uses a 12 nm design. It is made up of 512 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 550, which has GPU core speed of 1100 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 512 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 550 50 Watts
GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (50%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon RX 550 should in theory be just a bit better than the GeForce GTX 1630 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 550 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 16384 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is quite a bit (approximately 58%) more effective at AF than the Radeon RX 550. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 550 35200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 20480 (58%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1630 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 550 17600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10240 (58%)

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 GTX 1630 Radeon RX 550
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2022 April 2017
Code Name TU117 Polaris 12
Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 50 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 35200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 512
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 14 nm
Transistors 4700 million 2200 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units 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 rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1630

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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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