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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 970M

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 features 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 all that to the GeForce GTX 970M, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 924 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 1280 SPUs along with 80 Texture Address Units and 48 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 1630 should be a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 970M overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 970M 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 2304 (2%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970M will be quite a bit (approximately 33%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1630. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 73920 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18240 (33%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970M is much (more or less 59%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 1630, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 44352 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 16512 (59%)

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 970M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 October 7 2014
Code Name TU117 GM204
Memory 4096 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 924 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 73920 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 44352 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 1280
Texture Mapping Units 32 80
Render Output Units 16 48
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 information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

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

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