Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB vs Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 1GB
IntroThe GeForce 9800 GT 512MB has core speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 112 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 1GB, which has a core clock frequency of 750 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also uses a 64-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 160 SPUs, 8 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB should perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 1GB in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce 9800 GT 512MB should be a lot (approximately 460%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB is superior to the Radeon HD 6450 (OEM) 1GB, by a large margin. (explain)
Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.
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Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.