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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3730

Reasons to consider the
ASUS Radeon HD 3730

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Higher clock speed 722 MHz vs 550 MHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 240

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Nvidia GeForce GT 240

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 3,400 MHz vs 792 MHz More than 4.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 54.4 GB/s vs 12.67 GB/s More than 4.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher memory clock speed 850 MHz vs 396 MHz Around 2.2x higher memory clock speed
More texture mapping units 32 vs 8 24 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3730  vs GeForce GT 240 

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

Radeon HD 3730
12.67 GB/s
GeForce GT 240
54.4 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 3730
2.89 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 240
4.4 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 3730
5.78 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 240
17.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3730
173.3 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 240
257.3 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 3730  vs
GeForce GT 240 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV635 GT215
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 722 MHz 550 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card ATi Radeon HD 3730 722 MHz 512 MB None

raw performance

Shading units 120 96
Texture mapping units 8 32
Render output processors 4 8
Pixel rate 2.89 GPixel/s 4.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 5.78 GTexel/s 17.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 173.3 GFLOPS 257.3 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 3730  vs
GeForce GT 240 
Memory clock speed 396 MHz 850 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 792 MHz 3,400 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 1,024 MB
Memory type DDR2 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 12.67 GB/s 54.4 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 69W

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