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GeForce GTX 1630 vs GeForce GTX 260

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 has core 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 all of that to the GeForce GTX 260, which features GPU clock speed of 576 MHz, and 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM set to run at 999 MHz through a 448-bit bus. It also features 192 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 28 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 260 182 Watts
Difference: 107 Watts (143%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 260 should be 14% faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 in general, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is a lot (about 51%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 260. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 36864 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18816 (51%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 should be quite a bit (more or less 73%) faster with regards to AA than the GeForce GTX 260, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 260 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
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year June 2022 June 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 182 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 111888 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 36864 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 16128 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 192
Texture Mapping Units 32 64
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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core 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 is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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