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GeForce GTX 1630 vs Radeon HD 4870 512MB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1630 features a clock speed of 1740 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also uses a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 12 nm design. It is comprised of 512 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4870 512MB, which makes use of a 55 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 750 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 900 MHz on this particular model. It features 800(160x5) SPUs as well as 40 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
Radeon HD 4870 512MB 150 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 4870 512MB, in theory, should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 4870 512MB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 16896 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 will be quite a bit (about 86%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 4870 512MB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 512MB 30000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 25680 (86%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 should be much (about 132%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon HD 4870 512MB, and also able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 512MB 12000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 15840 (132%)

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 Radeon HD 4870 512MB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2022 Jun 25, 2008
Code Name TU117 RV770 XT
Memory 4096 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 1740 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 GB/s 3600 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 150 watts
Bandwidth 98304 MB/sec 115200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 55680 Mtexels/sec 30000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27840 Mpixels/sec 12000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 512 800(160x5)
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 64-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 55 nm
Transistors 4700 million 956 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 2.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 10.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 3.0

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, 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 maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its 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 core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - 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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Radeon HD 4870 512MB

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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