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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 960

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 features core 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 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 960, which features GPU clock speed of 1127 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1750 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 960 120 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (60%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 960 is 14% quicker than the GeForce GTX 1630 overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 13696 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 will be a lot (more or less 30%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 1630. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 16448 (30%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 will be a lot (about 30%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce GTX 1630, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8224 (30%)

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.

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1630 GeForce GTX 960
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 January 2015
Code Name TU117 GM206
Memory 4096 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 1127 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 120 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 72128 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 36064 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 1024
Texture Mapping Units 32 64
Render Output Units 16 32
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4700 million 2940 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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better 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 figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video 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 maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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