GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4830 vs 970 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 4830

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 4830

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Lower TDP 95W vs 148W More than 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Much better PassMark score 8,563 vs 964 Around 9x better PassMark score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 4x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 57.6 GB/s Around 4x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 575 MHz Around 85% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 4,096 MB vs 512 MB 8x more memory
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 736 GFLOPS Around 4.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 9.2 GPixel/s Around 6.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 18.4 GTexel/s Around 6x higher texture rate
Much better particle simulation score 1,017.19 mInteraction/s vs -1 mInteraction/s Around 101825% better particle simulation score
Many more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 32 72 more texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 640 1024 more shading units

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 4830 vs GeForce GTX 970

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 4830
-1 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.11 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 4830
-1 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.96 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 4830
-1 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,017.19 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 4830
3,354.32
GeForce GTX 970
3,359.92

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 4830  vs GeForce GTX 970 

9.3
9.7
Today, we're reviewing the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SuperClocked ACX, a non-reference design, factory-overclocked GTX 970 graphics card, which comes with a custom-design PCB, and the company's signature ACX cooler, which features an aluminium stack heatsink that uses a trio of copper heat pipes, to draw heat directly from the GPU die, and dissipate it under the airflow of two 80 mm fans.
GeForce GTX 970

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