Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB
IntroThe GeForce GT 440 1.5GB features a core clock frequency of 594 MHz and a GDDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 144 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 24 ROPs.
Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a speed of 900 MHz on this model. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GT 440 1.5GB should in theory perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB is a bit (about 9%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GT 440 1.5GB should be quite a bit (more or less 174%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB, and able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.