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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3690

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 3690

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Higher clock speed 670 MHz vs 475 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,660 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 26.56 GB/s vs 6.4 GB/s Around 4.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher memory clock speed 830 MHz vs 400 MHz More than 2x higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 10.72 GPixel/s vs 1.9 GPixel/s Around 5.8x higher pixel rate
More shading units 320 vs 16 304 more shading units
Wider memory bus 128 bit vs 64 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce 210

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Nvidia GeForce 210

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Slightly more memory 1,024 MB vs 256 MB 4x more memory
Lower TDP 31W vs 75W 2.4x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3690  vs GeForce 210 

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

Radeon HD 3690
26.56 GB/s
GeForce 210
6.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 3690
10.72 GPixel/s
GeForce 210
1.9 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 3690
10.72 GTexel/s
GeForce 210
3.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3690
428.8 GFLOPS
GeForce 210
35.2 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 3690  vs
GeForce 210 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV670 GT216
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 670 MHz 475 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None Nvidia GeForce 210 520 MHz 512 MB

raw performance

Shading units 320 16
Texture mapping units 16 8
Render output processors 16 4
Pixel rate 10.72 GPixel/s 1.9 GPixel/s
Texture rate 10.72 GTexel/s 3.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 428.8 GFLOPS 35.2 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 3690  vs
GeForce 210 
Memory clock speed 830 MHz 400 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,660 MHz 800 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 64 bit
Memory 256 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR3 DDR2
Memory bandwidth 26.56 GB/s 6.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 75W 31W

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