nVIDIA GS vs GT vs GTS vs GTX - Quick Comparison

Author: Zeeshan Arshad     5036     09/21/2016

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The Ranking for nVIDIA cards goes as follows:

  • G or GS - The standard video cards with core clocks that are not high and are made to keep a minimum performance.
  • GT - Slightly higher core clocks and possibly more onboard memory than the GT, It is mainly a budget performance card.
  • GTS - Includes possibly more onboard ram and higher than average core clocks possibly more pixel shaders or pipelines to increase performance.
  • GTX - Has the most memory of the group and higher clocks than all previous also includes more pixel pipelines and usually outperforms the GTS by at least 10 - 15 percent.
Prefix Target Number Range Shader amount Memory Outputs Example products
Type Width Size
No prefix, G, or GT Business, HTPC 00-40 ≤25% DDR2, (G)DDR3 25%-50% ~25% VGA/DVI GeForce 210, GeForce GT 220, GeForce G 405, GeForce 430, GeForce GT 440
GT, GTS Video Games, Multimedia 40-50 25%-50% (G)DDR3, GDDR5 50%-75% 50%-75% VGA/DVI
GeForce GT 240, GeForce GTS 250, GeForce GTS 450
GTX Enthusiast 50-95 50%-100% GDDR5 75%-100% 50%-100% VGA/DVI
(200 Series) GeForce GTX 260/275/280/285/295, (400 Series) GeForce GTX 460/465/470/480, (500 Series) GeForce GTX 550 Ti/560/560 Ti/570/580/590
Similar to the mobile GPUs, Nvidia also released a few GPUs in "small form factor" format, for use in all-in-one desktops. These GPUs are suffixed with an S, similar to the used for mobile products.

Further Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GeForce

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