ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 340 OEM

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ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT
ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT
  • Interface PCIe 1.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 601 MHz
  • Max video memory 256 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 550 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1700 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
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Games supported 39%

General info

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

Place in performance rating1017not rated
ArchitectureTeraScale (2005−2013)Tesla 2.0 (2007−2013)
GPU code nameR600GT215
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date6 November 2007 (15 years ago)2 February 2010 (12 years ago)

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 cores24096
Core clock speed601 MHz550 MHz
Number of transistors720 million727 million
Manufacturing process technology80 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)150 Watt69 Watt
Texture fill rate7.21217.60
Floating-point performance288.48 gflops257.28 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

InterfacePCIe 1.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Lengthno data168 mm
Supplementary power connectors1x 8-pinNone


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 typeGDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount256 MB1 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1700 MHz
Memory bandwidth51.2 GB/s27.2 GB/s

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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x S-Video1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
HDMIno data+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX10.0 (10_0)11.1 (10_1)
Shader Model4.04.1
CUDAno data1.2

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 6 November 2007 2 February 2010
Memory bus width 256 128
Pipelines / CUDA cores 240 96
Memory bandwidth 51.2 27.2
Chip lithography 80 nm 40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 150 Watt 69 Watt

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ATI Radeon HD 2900 GT
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Competitors of Radeon HD 2900 GT by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 2900 GT from NVIDIA is GeForce 7800 GTX.

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Competitors of GeForce GT 340 OEM by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 340 OEM from AMD is Radeon HD 2900 GT.

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