Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 5570 vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB
IntroThe Radeon HD 5570 comes with a GPU core speed of 650 MHz, and the 512 MB of DDR3 RAM is set to run at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 400(80x5) SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB, which has core clock speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Both cards have exactly the same memory bandwidth, so in theory they should have identical performance. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB should be a small bit (more or less 20%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5570. (explain)
Pixel RateBoth cards have exactly the same pixel rate, so in theory they should be equally good at at anti-aliasing, and be able to handle the same screen resolutions. (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 max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.