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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 3730

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 3730

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Slightly higher clock speed 722 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Lower TDP 65W vs 95W More than 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 9600

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 9600

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Higher memory bandwidth 57.6 GB/s vs 12.67 GB/s More than 4.5x higher memory bandwidth
Higher effective memory clock speed 1,800 MHz vs 792 MHz More than 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 900 MHz vs 396 MHz More than 2.2x higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Slightly higher pixel rate 10.4 GPixel/s vs 2.89 GPixel/s More than 3.5x higher pixel rate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly higher texture rate 20.8 GTexel/s vs 5.78 GTexel/s More than 3.5x higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 32 vs 8 24 more texture mapping units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 3730  vs GeForce GT 9600 

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

Radeon HD 3730
12.67 GB/s
GeForce GT 9600
57.6 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 9600
10.4 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 3730
5.78 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 9600
20.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 3730
173.3 GFLOPS
GeForce GT 9600
208 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 9600 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name RV635 G94
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 722 MHz 650 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 120 64
Texture mapping units 8 32
Render output processors 4 16
Pixel rate 2.89 GPixel/s 10.4 GPixel/s
Texture rate 5.78 GTexel/s 20.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 173.3 GFLOPS 208 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 3730  vs
GeForce GT 9600 
Memory clock speed 396 MHz 900 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 792 MHz 1,800 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Memory type DDR2 DDR3
Memory bandwidth 12.67 GB/s 57.6 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 95W

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