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GeForce GTX 1630 vs Radeon HD 4870 2GB

Intro

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

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4870 2GB, which comes with clock speeds of 750 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 800(160x5) SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1630 75 Watts
Radeon HD 4870 2GB 150 Watts
Difference: 75 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 4870 2GB should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 1630 in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 4870 2GB 115200 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1630 98304 MB/sec
Difference: 16896 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1630 is much (about 86%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4870 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 55680 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 2GB 30000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 25680 (86%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1630 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1630 27840 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 4870 2GB 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 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2022 Jun 25, 2008
Code Name TU117 RV770 XT
Memory 4096 MB 2048 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 information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video 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 most pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called 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 bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1630

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