AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 440

AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 440

General info

Comparison of Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
15.28
Architecture
GCN
 
Fermi
Code name
Kaveri Spectre
 
GF108
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
n/d
 
1 February 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
n/d
 
$79
Price now
n/d
 
$92

Technical specs

Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 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 R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
512
 
96
CUDA cores
n/d
 
96
Core clock speed
720 MHz
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
n/d
 
585 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
65 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
98 °C
Texture fill rate
n/d
 
13.0 billion / sec
Floating-point performance
n/d
 
311.04 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 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).
Bus support
n/d
 
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
Interface
n/d
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
n/d
 
5.7" (14.5 cm)
Height
n/d
 
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
n/d
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 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.
Memory type
n/d
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
512 MB GDDR5 or 1 GB
Standard memory config per GPU
n/d
 
1 GB GDDR5 or 2 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
1600 MHz (GDDR5) or 900 MHz (DDR3)
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
28.8 (DDR3) – 51.2 (GDDR5)
Shared memory
+
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440.
Display Connectors
n/d
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Display Connectors
n/d
 
HDMIVGADual Link DVI
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
n/d
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
DirectCompute 5.0
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (FL 12_0)
 
12.0 (11_0)
OpenGL
n/d
 
4.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 7.43 +76.1%
GT 440 4.22

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) 1616 +90.1%
GT 440 850

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
n/d
 
20 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop)

76.1% faster (about 2 times) in synthetic tests
More pipelines (512 vs 96)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
HSA
OpenCL 2.0
DirectCompute 5.0

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 440

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)
DirectX 12
HDMI

So, R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) or GT 440?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop).
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R7 512 Cores (Kaveri Desktop) and GeForce GT 440, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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