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Gbit to Gibit - Conversion Formula and Steps

Gigabit and Gibibit are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Gigabit is a decimal standard unit where as Gibibit is binary. One Gigabit is equal to 1000^3 bits. One Gibibit is equal to 1024^3 bits. There are 1.073741824 Gigabits in one Gibibit. - view the difference between both units

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Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Gigabit (Gbit)
Equal to 1000^3 bits
(Decimal Unit)
Gibibit (Gibit)
Equal to 1024^3 bits
(Binary Unit)

The formula of converting the Gigabit to Gibibit is represented as follows :

Gibit = Gbit x 10003 / 10243

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Gigabit is Decimal where as the target unit Gibibit is Binary. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Bit - multiply with 1000^3, and then convert to target unit by dividing with 1024^3 .

Now let us apply the above formula and, write down the steps to convert from Gigabit (Gbit) to Gibibit (Gibit). This way, we can try to simplify and reduce to an easy to apply formula.


Gibibit = Gigabit x 10003 / 10243


Gibibit = Gigabit x (1000x1000x1000) / (1024x1024x1024)


Gibibit = Gigabit x 1000000000 / 1073741824


Gibibit = Gigabit x 0.931322574615478515625

Example : If we apply the above Formula and steps, conversion from 10 Gbit to Gibit, will be processed as below.

  1. = 10 x 10003 / 10243
  2. = 10 x (1000x1000x1000) / (1024x1024x1024)
  3. = 10 x 1000000000 / 1073741824
  4. = 10 x 0.931322574615478515625
  5. = 9.31322574615478515625
  6. i.e. 10 Gbit is equal to 9.31322574615478515625 Gibit.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

You can use above formula and steps to convert Gigabit to Gibibit using any of the programming language such as Java, Python or Powershell.

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Definition : Gigabit

A Gigabit (Gb or Gbit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,000,000,000 bits and it is commonly used to express data transfer speeds, such as the speed of an internet connection and to measure the size of a file. In the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of gibibit (Gibit) is used instead.
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Definition : Gibibit

A Gibibit (Gib or Gibit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1,073,741,824 bits and is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC). The prefix "gibi" is derived from the binary number system and it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based "gigabit" (Gb). It is widely used in the field of computing as it more accurately represents the amount of data storage and data transfer in computer systems.
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Excel Formula to convert from Gbit to Gibit

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from Gigabit to Gibibit.

1Gigabit (Gbit)Gibibit (Gibit) 
21=A2 * 0.931322574615478515625 

Download - Excel Template for Gigabit to Gibibit Conversion

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Python Code for Gbit to Gibit Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Gigabit to Gibibit in Python.

gigabit = int(input("Enter Gigabit: "))
gibibit = gigabit * (1000*1000*1000) / (1024*1024*1024)
print("{} Gigabit = {} Gibibit".format(gigabit,gibibit))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Gigabit as an input. The value of Gibibit is calculated on the next line, and the code in third line will display the result.