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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 430

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 430

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Higher clock speed 700 MHz vs 550 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 49W vs 69W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 240

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Nvidia GeForce GT 240

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Higher effective memory clock speed 3,400 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 54.4 GB/s vs 12.8 GB/s Around 4.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better cloud gate factor score 9.42 vs 7.1 Around 35% better cloud gate factor score
Slightly more texture mapping units 32 vs 16 Twice as many texture mapping units

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 430 vs 240

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 430  vs 240 

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

GeForce GT 430
12.8 GB/s
GeForce GT 240
54.4 GB/s

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

GeForce GT 430
2.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 240
4.4 GPixel/s

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

GeForce GT 430
11.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 240
17.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 430
268.8 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 240
257.28 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

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

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