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Gaming Performance Comparison

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 630 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 240.

The GeForce GT 630 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 240, but the GeForce GT 240 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 630. As a result, the GeForce GT 240 exhibits a 16.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce 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 GeForce GT 630 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 240 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GT 630 providing 5.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GT 630 was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GT 240, and so the GeForce GT 630 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 630 and the GeForce GT 240 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GT 240 has 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 630, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 240 is marginally better than the GeForce GT 630.

The GeForce GT 630 has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 240 has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 630 is 168 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 240 is 121. The GeForce GT 630 having 47 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GT 240 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 630 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 240. This means that the GeForce GT 630 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 240. As they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 630 should consume less power than the GeForce GT 240.

The GeForce GT 630 requires 50 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 240 requires 69 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce GT 630 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 240. The GeForce GT 240 requires 19 Watts more than the GeForce GT 630 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 240 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GT 630.

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GPU Core Details

Core Speed875 MHzvs550 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK107Tesla GT215
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Release Date23 Apr 201201 Nov 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed891 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.5GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs96
Actual Shader Performance168vs121
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs56
Texture Rate14 GTexel/svs30.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate14 GPixel/svs8.8 GPixel/s
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GPU Display Tech

DirectX11vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.2vs3.2
Max Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs69 Watts

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended RAM6 GBvs4 GB
Recommended Screen Size1366x7681366x768
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 18 Ampsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 630 (OEM) is a middle-class Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK107 and offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of DDR3. The central clock runs at 875 and the memory clock operates at 891MHz. Expect a power consumption of up to 50 Watt.
GeForce GT 630 (OEM) performs better and consumes less energy than the non-OEM GeForce GT 630 Variant. This Graphics Card can be paired with any 2012 average Dual-Core CPU.
GeForce GT 240 is a middle-class GFX based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT215 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of standard DDR3. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 1000MHz.
The number of Shaders cannot be compared to GeForce GT 230, despite featuring the same amount. There is also a GDDR5 version which should offer considerably higher performance in certain circumstances but should be a just a bit faster, overall.
Today's modern demanding games will have to be played at medium settings to achieve fluent frame rates. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPUAMD Athlon 64 4000+
AMD Athlon 64 FX-53
AMD Athlon 4050e Dual Core
AMD Athlon 64 3800+
AMD Athlon II X2 250u
AMD Opteron 1222 SE
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6300 2.8GHz
Intel Xeon Processor 5150
Intel Celeron E3300 Dual-Core 2.5GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 240e
Possible GPU Upgrades-Radeon HD 8670D + 6670 Dual
Radeon HD 4870
GeForce GTX 745 (OEM)
GeForce GTX 260 Gigabyte OC Edition
GeForce GTX 260
GPU Variants-GeForce GT 240 1 GB GDDR5