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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 260 Core 216

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 comes with a GPU clock speed of 1740 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory runs at 1500 MHz through a 64-bit bus. It also features 512 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, which comes with core clock speeds of 576 MHz on the GPU, and 999 MHz on the 896 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 216 SPUs along with 72 Texture Address Units and 28 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 202 Watts
Difference: 127 Watts (169%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 should perform a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 111888 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 13584 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is much (about 34%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14208 (34%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 should be a lot (about 73%) better at anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216, and also able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 16128 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11712 (73%)

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 260 Core 216
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 September 16, 2008
Code Name TU117 G200
Memory 4096 MB 896 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 576 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 999 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 202 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 111888 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 41472 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 16128 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 216
Texture Mapping Units 32 72
Render Output Units 16 28
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR3
Bus Width 64-bit 448-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 65 nm
Transistors 4700 million 1400 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe x16 2.0
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 10
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 3.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card 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 one second.

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

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