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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 870M

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 has core speeds of 1740 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 RAM. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare that to the GeForce GTX 870M, which has a clock speed of 941 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also features a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 1344 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 870M 110 Watts
Difference: 35 Watts (47%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 1630 should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 870M overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 870M 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 2304 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 870M should be much (approximately 89%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 1630. (explain)

GeForce GTX 870M 105392 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 49712 (89%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1630 is superior to the GeForce GTX 870M, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 870M 22584 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5256 (23%)

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 GeForce GTX 870M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 March 12 2014
Code Name TU117 GK104
Memory 4096 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 941 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 110 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 105392 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 22584 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 1344
Texture Mapping Units 32 112
Render Output Units 16 24
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 192-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 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen 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 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 processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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