NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 vs ATI Radeon HD 4770

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.02
 
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Architecture
Tesla 2.0
 
TeraScale
Code name
GT200B
 
RV740
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
8 January 2009
 
28 April 2009
Launch price (MSRP)
$500
 
$109
Price now
$160
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
240
 
640
CUDA cores
480
 
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CUDA cores per GPU
240
 
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Core clock speed
1242 MHz
 
750 MHz
Transistor count
1,400 million
 
826 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
289 Watt
 
80 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
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Texture fill rate
92.2 billion/sec
 
24.00
Floating-point performance
2x 596.2 gflops
 
960.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
10.5" (267 mm) (26.7 cm)
 
203 mm
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
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Supplementary power connectors
6-pin & 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
1792 MB
 
512 MB
Standard memory config per GPU
896 MB
 
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Memory bus width
896 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
999 MHz
 
3200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
223.8 GB/s
 
51.2 GB/s
Memory interface width per GPU
448 Bit
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVIHDMI
 
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Multi monitor support
+
 
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HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
High Dynamic-Range Lighting (HDRR)
128bit
 
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3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
10.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
2.1
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 295 5.22 +19.7%
ATI HD 4770 4.36

Passmark

GTX 295 1131 +19.6%
ATI HD 4770 946

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295

19.7% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (896 vs 128 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (223.8 vs 51.2 GB/s)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
SLIOptions
HDMI
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4770

Somewhat newer (28 April 2009 vs 8 January 2009)
Cheaper ($109 vs $500)
More pipelines (640 vs 240)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (80 vs 289 watts)

So, GTX 295 or HD 4770?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 295 and Radeon HD 4770, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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