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Gaming Performance Comparison

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 630 are massively better than the .

The has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GeForce GT 630 was released over three years more recently than the , and so the GeForce GT 630 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 630 has 1024 MB video memory, but the does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 630 has 96 Shader Processing Units but the does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 630 requires 65 Watts to run but there is no entry for the . We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 630.

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GPU Core Details

Core Speed810 MHzvs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Release Date15 May 2012-
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs-
Memory Speed900 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeDDR3vs-
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs-
Actual Shader Performance156vs-
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate13 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs-
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GPU Display Tech

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Shader Model5.0vs-
Open GL4.2vs-
Max Resolution (WxH)-vs-
VGA Connections1vs-
DVI Connections1vs-
HDMI Connections1vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Watts-

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended RAM4 GB-
Recommended Screen Size1366x768-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 630 is Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

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.

GPU
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.

Memory
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.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

Power Consumption
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.

Performance
GeForce GT 630 is essentially a fast GeForce GT 530.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above the older GeForce GT 530.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Modest Processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 630.
Recommended CPUAMD Athlon 64 3700+
Intel Celeron G460 1.8GHz
AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
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GPU VariantsGeForce GT 630 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 630 Zotac Synergy 4GB Edition
GeForce GT 630 Zotac Synergy 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 630 Palit 2GB Edition
GeForce GT 630 Palit 1GB Edition
GeForce GT 630 MSI 4GB Edition
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