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GeForce GTX 1630 vs Radeon R9 M380

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 comes with a clock speed of 1740 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 12 nm design. It features 512 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M380, which features GPU core speed of 1000 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1500 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 640 Stream Processors, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 1630 should in theory be just a bit faster than the Radeon R9 M380 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M380 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 2304 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 will be much (about 39%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M380. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M380 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15680 (39%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is a lot (approximately 74%) better at AA than the Radeon R9 M380, and should be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M380 16000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11840 (74%)

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 R9 M380
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2022 2015
Code Name TU117 Cape Verde
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 40000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 640
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4700 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better 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 number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1630

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Radeon R9 M380

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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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