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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 970M

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 features clock speeds of 1740 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 512 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 970M, which comes with clock speeds of 924 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1280 SPUs as well as 80 TAUs and 48 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 1630 is 2% faster than the GeForce GTX 970M in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970M should be quite a bit (more or less 33%) faster with regards to anisotropic 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 will be quite a bit (approximately 59%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 1630, and also able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

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

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GeForce GTX 1630

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