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GeForce GTS 250 1GB vs GeForce GTX 1630

Intro

The GeForce GTS 250 1GB uses a 65/55 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 738 MHz. The GDDR3 memory runs at a speed of 1100 MHz on this particular card. It features 128 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 1630, which has 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 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 145 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (93%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 1630 should theoretically be a lot faster than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 70400 MB/sec
Difference: 27904 (40%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is a little bit (more or less 18%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTS 250 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 47232 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8448 (18%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1630 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 250 1GB 11808 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 16032 (136%)

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 GTS 250 1GB GeForce GTX 1630
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year March 3, 2009 June 2022
Code Name G92a/b TU117
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 738 MHz 1740 MHz
Memory Speed 2200 MHz 3000 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 70400 MB/sec 98304 MB/sec
Texel Rate 47232 Mtexels/sec 55680 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 11808 Mpixels/sec 27840 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 128 512
Texture Mapping Units 64 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR6
Bus Width 256-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 65/55 nm 12 nm
Transistors 754 million 4700 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.1 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, 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 are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock 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 fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially 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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