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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 630 v2 GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 927% 178%
Hitman 3 1236% 262%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 840% 154%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 809% 146%
FIFA 21 418% 40%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1345% 291%
Far Cry 6 1386% 302%
Genshin Impact 927% 178%
Battlefield 6 1236% 262%
Resident Evil 8 927% 178%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 630 v2.

The GT 630 has a 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 630. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 23.4 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 160 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 36 more Render Output Units than the GT 630. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 22.8 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 over a year more recently than the GTX 470, and so the GT 630 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 470.

The GTX 470 has 256 MB more video memory than the GT 630, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 84.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 630, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is much better than the GT 630.

The GeForce GT 630 v2 has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 630 is 156 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 582. The GTX 470 having 426 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 630.

The GeForce GT 630 v2 requires 65 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition requires 215 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 630 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 470. The GTX 470 requires 150 Watts more than the GT 630 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 630.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date15 May 2012vs01 Jun 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
5.6
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1600x900
4.3
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8.2
1920x1080
2.8
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6.3
2560x1440
2.1
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4.6
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth51.2GB/secvs136GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs448
Actual Shader Performance8%vs28%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs56
Texture Rate13 GTexel/svs36.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs40
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs215 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-2100 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 630 v2 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 fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 800MHz.

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 v2 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 Core i3) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 630 v2.
GeForce GTX 470 Golden Sample Edition is a special edition of the high-end GeForce GTX 470.
This edition comes with a dual-fan custom solution and overclocked out of the box in the central unit which was increased from 607MHz to 650MHz, while the operating memory clock is now of 850MHz, instead of 837MHz.
Benchmarks indicate a 7% performance boost when compared to the reference card.
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