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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3450 PCI

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 3450 PCI

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Lower TDP 25W vs 50W 2x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 9500

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Nvidia GeForce GT 9500

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Higher effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz vs 800 MHz 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 25.6 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s More than 4x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher memory clock speed 800 MHz vs 400 MHz 2x higher memory clock speed
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly more texture mapping units 16 vs 4 12 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3450 PCI  vs GeForce GT 9500 

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

GeForce GT 9500
25.6 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 3450 PCI
2.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 9500
4.4 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 3450 PCI
2.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 9500
8.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3450 PCI
48 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 9500
89.6 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 3450 PCI  vs
GeForce GT 9500 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV620 G96 C1
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 600 MHz 550 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 40 32
Texture mapping units 4 16
Render output processors 4 8
Pixel rate 2.4 GPixel/s 4.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 2.4 GTexel/s 8.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 48 GFLOPS 89.6 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 3450 PCI  vs
GeForce GT 9500 
Memory clock speed 400 MHz 800 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 800 MHz 1,600 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 128 bit
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR2 GDDR3
Memory bandwidth 6.4 GB/s 25.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 25W 50W

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