Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)
IntroThe GeForce GT 440 1.5GB makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 594 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific model. It features 144 SPUs along with 24 TAUs and 24 ROPs.
Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), which has core clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. 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)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) will be 48% quicker than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) should be much (approximately 35%) better at AF than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB is a better choice, 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.
Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.
Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.