GeForce GT 330 OEM vs Radeon HD 7870 XT

GeForce GT 330 OEM
Memory: 256Mb DDR2 DESKTOP
Release date: 2 Feb 2010
GeForce GT 330 OEM
Radeon HD 7870 XT
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Nov 2012
Radeon HD 7870 XT

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 330 OEM

110 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7870 XT .
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7870 XT

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7870 XT

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7870 XT

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GT 330 OEM Radeon HD 7870 XT
GPU Name G92 () vs Tahiti (Tahiti LE)
Fab Process 65 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 324 mm² vs 352 mm²
Transistors 754 million vs 4,313 million
Shaders 112 vs 1536
Compute Units 7 vs 24
Core clock 500 MHz vs 925 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 56 vs 96

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 330 OEM Radeon HD 7870 XT
Memory Type DDR2 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 510 MHz
1020 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 256 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 330 OEM Radeon HD 7870 XT
TDP 75 watts vs 185 watts
Release Date 2 Feb 2010 vs 19 Nov 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 330 OEM
    8.00 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 XT
    29.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 330 OEM
    28.00 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 XT
    88.80 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 330 OEM
    16.30 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 XT
    192.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 330 OEM
    280.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7870 XT
    2842.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better