Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 5750 1GB vs Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB
IntroThe Radeon HD 5750 1GB uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 700 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a speed of 1150 MHz on this card. It features 720(144x5) SPUs along with 36 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, which has clock speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 5750 1GB should be a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 5750 1GB should be much (approximately 62%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5750 1GB is the winner, and very much so. (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 max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the 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 that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount 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 filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.