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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 5490

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 5490

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Slightly lower TDP 19W vs 30W More than 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GT 1030

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Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

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Much higher clock speed 1,227 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 90% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 6x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 3x higher memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 48.06 GB/s vs 8 GB/s More than 6x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 1,127 GFLOPS vs 104 GFLOPS More than 10.8x better floating-point performance
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 35.23 GTexel/s vs 5.2 GTexel/s More than 6.8x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 11.74 GPixel/s vs 2.6 GPixel/s More than 4.5x higher pixel rate
Slightly more shading units 384 vs 80 304 more shading units

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 5490  vs GeForce GT 1030 

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

GeForce GT 1030
48.06 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 5490
2.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GT 1030
11.74 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 5490
5.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GT 1030
35.23 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 5490
GeForce GT 1030
1,127 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


Radeon HD 5490  vs
GeForce GT 1030 
GPU brand ATI Nvidia
GPU name Cedar GP108
Clock speed 650 MHz 1,227 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 80 384
Texture mapping units 8 24
Render output processors 4 8
Pixel rate 2.6 GPixel/s 11.74 GPixel/s
Texture rate 5.2 GTexel/s 35.23 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 104 GFLOPS 1,127 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 5490  vs
GeForce GT 1030 
Memory clock speed 500 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,000 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 64 bit 64 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR3 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 8 GB/s 48.06 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 19W 30W

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