|Recommended System Requirements|
|Game||GeForce GT 630||GeForce GT 240|
|Watch Dogs 2||770%||569%|
|Need For Speed||820%||608%|
|Forza Horizon 3||1080%||808%|
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 240 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 630.
The GeForce GT 630 has a 260 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 240, but the GeForce GT 240 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 630. As a result, the GeForce GT 240 exhibits a 4.6 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 260 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 240, but the GeForce GT 240 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 630. As a result, the GeForce GT 240 exhibits a 1.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 630. 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 when compared to the GeForce GT 240.
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 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 630, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 240 is slightly better than the GeForce GT 630.
Both the GeForce GT 630 and the GeForce GT 240 have 96 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GeForce GT 630 is 156 and by the GeForce GT 240 is 106. Knowing that the shader performance of the GeForce GT 630 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.
The GeForce GT 630 requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 240 requires 69 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 630 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 240. The GeForce GT 240 requires 4 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.
Can I Run It
|Core Speed||810 MHz||vs||550 MHz|
|Architecture||Fermi GF108-400-A1||Tesla GT215-450-A2|
|Release Date||15 May 2012||vs||01 Nov 2009|
|GPU Link||GD Link||GD Link|
|Memory||1024 MB||vs||1024 MB|
|Memory Speed||900 MHz||vs||850 MHz|
|Memory Bus||128 Bit||vs||128 Bit|
|L2 Cache||256 KB||vs||0 KB|
|Delta Color Compression||no||vs||no|
|Shader Processing Units||96||vs||96|
|Actual Shader Performance||8%||vs||5%|
|Texture Mapping Units||16||vs||32|
|Texture Rate||13 GTexel/s||vs||17.6 GTexel/s|
|Render Output Units||4||vs||8|
|Pixel Rate||3.2 GPixel/s||vs||4.4 GPixel/s|
|Max Digital Resolution (WxH)||4096x2160||vs||2560x1600|
|Max Power||65 Watts||vs||69 Watts|
|Recommended PSU||300 Watts & 22 Amps||vs||300 Watts & 22 Amps|
|Recommended Processor||Intel Celeron G550 2.6GHz||vs||Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz|
|Recommended RAM||4 GB||vs||4 GB|
|Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution||1366x768||vs||1366x768|
|Crysis 2||vs||Performance Value|
|Mini Review||Overview |
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.
GeForce GT 240 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.
It equips a GPU Codenamed GT215-450-A2 which has 8 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 550MHz.
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 850MHz.
DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.
With a rated board TDP of 69W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a Radeon HD 4670, meaning it is much faster than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
|Recommended CPU||AMD Athlon 64 3700+|
Intel Celeron G460 1.8GHz
AMD Athlon 64 FX-51
AMD Athlon 64 3500+
AMD Athlon 64 3400+
|AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core Black Edition|
AMD Phenom 8850B Triple-Core
AMD Phenom 8850 Triple-Core
AMD Phenom 8750 Triple-Core
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
|Possible GPU Upgrades||Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition|
Radeon HD 6870 XFX DD XXX Edition
Radeon HD 6870 XFX Black Edition
GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 560 EVGA DS SSC 1GB Edition
|GeForce GTS 450 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition|
GeForce GTS 450 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte OC Edition
GeForce 9800 GX2
|GPU Variants||GeForce 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
GeForce GT 630 EVGA 1GB Edition