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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce 8800 GT GeForce GT 630 Palit 2GB Edition
Grand Theft Auto V 202% 403%
The Witcher III 355% 659%
Mortal Kombat X 202% 403%
Batman: Arkham Knight 503% 905%
WWE 2K15 189% 382%
Assassins Creed Chronicles: China 134% 290%
Battlefield: Hardline 251% 485%
Killing Floor 2 55% 158%
Dying Light 435% 792%
Star Wars: Battlefront 202% 403%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Palit 2GB Edition.

The GT 630 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8800 GT, but the GeForce 8800 GT has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 630. As a result, the GeForce 8800 GT exhibits a 21.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 630. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 630 has a 180 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 8800 GT, but the GeForce 8800 GT has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 630. As a result, the GeForce 8800 GT exhibits a 6.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 630. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 630 was released less than a year after the GeForce 8800 GT, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 630 has 1536 MB more video memory than the GeForce 8800 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce 8800 GT has superior memory performance.

The GeForce 8800 GT has 40.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 630, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 8800 GT is noticeably better than the GT 630.

The GeForce 8800 GT has 112 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 630 Palit 2GB Edition has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce 8800 GT is 168 and the actual shader performance of the GT 630 is 150. The GeForce 8800 GT having 18 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce 8800 GT delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 630.

The GT 630 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 8800 GT. This means that the GT 630 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 8800 GT.

The GeForce 8800 GT requires 105 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 630 Palit 2GB Edition requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 8800 GT and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 630. The GeForce 8800 GT requires 40 Watts more than the GT 630 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 8800 GT may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 630.

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GPU Core Details

Core Speed600 MHzvs780 MHz
ArchitectureTesla G92-270-A2Fermi GF108-400-A1
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Release Date29 Oct 200715 May 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
7.2
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5.5
1920x1080
4.8
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3.1
2560x1440
2.9
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2.5
3840x2160
2
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1.8

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs535 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth57.6GB/secvs17.1GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 256 KB
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units112vs96
Actual Shader Performance168vs150
Technology65nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs16
Texture Rate33.6 GTexel/svs12.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate9.6 GPixel/svs3.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Display Tech

DirectX10vs11
Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL2.1vs4.2
Max Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power105 Wattsvs65 Watts

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Recommended Screen Size1366x7681366x768
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce 8800 GT is a High-End Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G92-270-A2 which has 7 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 112 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 600MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 105W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and it requires at least one 6-pin available connectors.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below a Radeon HD 4770, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 3870.
Overview
GeForce GT 630 Palit 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 630, created by Palit.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at 780MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 535MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System Remains The Same.

Performance
Due to being under-clocked, GeForce GT 630 Palit 2GB Edition is actually slower than the reference GeForce GT 630.
Recommended CPUAMD Athlon II X2 245e
AMD Opteron 8224 SE
AMD Opteron 8346 HE
Intel Celeron E3500 Dual-Core 2.7GHz
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500K 2.93GHz
AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 Dual Core
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6800 3.33GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 280
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 460 Gainward GS-GLH Edition
Radeon R7 260X v2 PowerColor OC 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 7790 Club3D 13 Series Edition
Radeon HD 7790 MSI 1GB OC Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Sonic Platinum Edition
Radeon R7 260X XFX Double D 2GB Edition
Radeon R7 260X
Radeon HD 6870 XFX DD XXX Edition
Radeon HD 6870 XFX Black Edition
Radeon HD 6870 Sapphire Dirt3 Edition
GPU Variants--