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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 420

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 420

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Significantly higher clock speed 700 MHz vs 250 MHz More than 2.8x higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 400 MHz 4.5x higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 1,048 MB vs 64 MB Around 16.5x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s vs 3.2 GB/s 9x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 200 MHz 4.5x higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile

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Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the GeForce FX 5200 Low Profile vs the GeForce GT 420.

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 420  vs FX 5200 Low Profile 

effective memory clock speed Frequency at which memory can be read from and written to

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GeForce GT 420  vs
FX 5200 Low Profile 
GPU brand Nvidia Nvidia
GPU name GF108 NV34
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 700 MHz 250 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Texture mapping units 4 4
Render output processors 4 4
Pixel rate 1.4 GPixel/s 1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 2.8 GTexel/s 1 GTexel/s

memory

GeForce GT 420  vs
FX 5200 Low Profile 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 200 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz 400 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 64 bit
Memory 1,048 MB 64 MB
Memory bandwidth 28.8 GB/s 3.2 GB/s

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