ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
Comparison of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440 architecture, market type and release date.
Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
2x 528.0 gflops
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440 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).
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 2.0 x16
5.7" (14.5 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB GDDR5 or 1 GB
Standard memory config per GPU
1 GB GDDR5 or 2 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz (GDDR5) or 900 MHz (DDR3)
28.8 (DDR3) – 51.2 (GDDR5)
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
HDMIVGADual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
ATI HD 3870 X2 0.20
GT 440 0.24 +20%
ATI HD 3870 X2 708
GT 440 798 +12.7%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (320 vs 96)
Higher memory bandwidth (57.66 vs 28.8 GB/s)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 440
20% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (1 February 2011 vs 26 January 2008)
Cheaper ($79 vs $449)
Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 165 watts)
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision Surround
So, HD 3870 X2 or GT 440?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GT 440.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 3870 X2 and GeForce GT 440, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.