GT 630M vs GT 425M

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.07
 
1.67
Architecture
Fermi
 
Fermi
GPU code name
N13P-GL/GL2
 
N11P-GS
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Launch date
6 December 2011 (9 years ago)
 
15 August 2010 (10 years ago)
Price now
$1121
 
$45

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
96
 
96
CUDA cores
96
 
96
Core clock speed
no data
 
560 MHz
Number of transistors
585 million
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 / 28 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
33 Watt
 
23 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
6.7 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
253.4 gflops
 
215.04 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 630M and GeForce GT 425M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
medium sized
 
medium sized
Bus support
PCI Express 2.0
 
no data
Interface
MXM-A (3.0)
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
DDR3\GDDR5
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
no data
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
25.6 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
Up to 2048x1536
 
no data

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
12 API
DirectX 11.2
12 API
 
no data
Shader Model
5.1
 
5.1
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.5
OpenCL
1.1
 
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
 
N/A
CUDA
+
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GT 630M 2.08 +4%
GT 425M 2.00

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GT 630M 1035 +37.5%
GT 425M 753

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GT 630M 4869 +44%
GT 425M 3381

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GT 630M 543 +4.2%
GT 425M 521

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

GT 630M 7 +16.7%
GT 425M 6

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +0%
 
4541 +0%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 630M and GeForce GT 425M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
21 Mh/s +50%
 
14 Mh/s −50%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 69% minimum and 59% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%
Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GT 630M
GT 425M
900p
 
19 +72.7%
11 −72.7%
1080p
 
16 −6.3%
17 +6.3%

Competitors of GeForce GT 630M from AMD

The nearest GeForce GT 630M's AMD equivalent is Radeon R5 M335, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 630M:

Competitors of GeForce GT 425M from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 425M from AMD is Radeon R5 M255, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 425M:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M

4% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (6 December 2011 vs 15 August 2010)

Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)

HDCP

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M

Cheaper ($45 vs $1121)

Lower power consumption (23W vs 33W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M and NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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