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GeForce GT 430 (OEM) vs GeForce GT 430 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GT 430 (OEM) comes with a clock frequency of 700 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 96 SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 4 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GT 430 1GB, which features core clock speeds of 700 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 96 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same memory bandwidth, so theoretically they should have identical performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

Both cards have the exact same texel rate, so theoretically they should perform equally good at at AF. (explain)

Pixel Rate

Both cards have exactly the same pixel rate, so in theory they should be equally good at at anti-aliasing, and be able to handle the same resolutions. (explain)

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 GT 430 (OEM) GeForce GT 430 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year October 2010 October 2010
Code Name GF108 GF108
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 700 MHz 700 MHz
Memory Speed 1800 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 60 watts 60 watts
Bandwidth 28800 MB/sec 28800 MB/sec
Texel Rate 11200 Mtexels/sec 11200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 2800 Mpixels/sec 2800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 96
Texture Mapping Units 16 16
Render Output Units 4 4
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 585 million 585 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at 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 write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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