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Gaming Performance Comparison
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 8570 2GB DDR3 (OEM) are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 630.
The HD 8570 was released less than a year after the GeForce GT 630, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.
The HD 8570 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 630, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 8570 also has superior memory performance overall.
The memory bandwidth of the Radeon HD 8570 2GB DDR3 (OEM) and the GeForce GT 630 are the same, which means the HD 8570 and the GeForce GT 630 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.
The Radeon HD 8570 2GB DDR3 (OEM) has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 630 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 8570 is 182 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 630 is 156. The HD 8570 having 26 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GT 630 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.
The Radeon HD 8570 2GB DDR3 (OEM) requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 630 requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 630, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD 8570. The GeForce GT 630 requires 15 Watts more than the HD 8570 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 630 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 8570.
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It offers 384 Shader Processing Units on a 128-bit interface of standard DDR3. The central unit is clocked at 730MHz. It offers 8 ROPs and 24 TMUs. It should draw up to 50 Watts.
There are no benchmarks available and so its rank is subject to change.
GeForce GT 630 is Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.
It equips a GPU codenamed GF108-400-A1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 2 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.
GeForce GT 630 is essentially a fast GeForce GT 530.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above the older GeForce GT 530.
We recommend a Modest Processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 630.