GeForce GTX 470 vs GeForce 315 OEM

GeForce GTX 470
Memory: 1280Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 26 Mar 2010
GeForce GTX 470
GeForce 315 OEM
Memory: 256Mb DDR2DESKTOP
Release date: 28 Apr 2011
GeForce 315 OEM

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 470

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce 315 OEM

182 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 470 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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.

GeForce GTX 470

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 470

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 470GeForce 315 OEM
GPU NameGF100 (GF100-275-A3)vsGT215 (GT215-450-A2)
Fab Process40 nmvs40 nm
Die Size529 mm²vs144 mm²
Transistors3,100 millionvs727 million
Shaders448vs48
Compute Units14vs2
Core clock608 MHzvs506 MHz
ROPs40vs4
TMUs56vs16

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 470GeForce 315 OEM
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR2
Bus Width320 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed837 MHz
3348 MHz effective
vs350 MHz
700 MHz effective
Memory Size1280 Mbvs256 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 470GeForce 315 OEM
TDP215 wattsvs33 watts
Release Date26 Mar 2010vs28 Apr 2011

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    17.00 GP/s
  • GeForce 315 OEM
    2.02 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 470
    34.00 GT/s
  • GeForce 315 OEM
    8.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 470
    134.00 GB/s
  • GeForce 315 OEM
    5.60 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 470
    1089.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce 315 OEM
    97.15 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better