GeForce GT 440 512 MB GDDR5 vs. 1 GB DDR3 Video Card Review

Introduction

The GeForce GT 440, an entry-level DirectX 11 video card, can come with two memory configurations: 512 MB GDDR5 running at 3.2 GHz (51.2 GB/s) or 1 GB DDR3 running at 1.8 GHz (28.8 GB/s), both costing exactly the same. So, which is the better option, a GeForce GT 440 with less but faster memory, or a GeForce GT 440 with more but slower memory? Check it out.

In the table below, you can see the differences between the two video cards.

Video Card Core Clock Shader Clock Memory Clock (Real) Memory Clock (Effective) Memory Interface Memory Transfer Rate Memory Shaders Price
GeForce GT 440 810 MHz 1.62 GHz 900 MHz 1.8 GHz 128-bit 28.8 GB/s 1 GB DDR3 96 USD 76 – 90
GeForce GT 440 810 MHz 1.62 GHz 1.6 GHz 3.2 GHz 128-bit 51.2 GB/s 512 MB GDDR5 96 USD 76 – 90

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table and NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table tutorials. 

Now let’s take a complete look at the two versions of the GeForce GT 440.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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