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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 comes with clock speeds of 1740 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm, which features a GPU core clock speed of 576 MHz, and 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM set to run at 999 MHz through a 448-bit bus. It also is made up of 216 Stream Processors, 72 Texture Address Units, and 28 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 171 Watts
Difference: 96 Watts (128%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm should theoretically be just a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 1630 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 111888 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 13584 (14%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is quite a bit (approximately 34%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 41472 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14208 (34%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 should be a lot (about 73%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm, and capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 216SP 55 nm 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 216SP 55 nm
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 December 22, 2008
Code Name TU117 G200b
Memory 4096 MB 896 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 576 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 999 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 171 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 55 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 max amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock 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 that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as 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 potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1630

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