Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)
IntroThe GeForce GT 440 1.5GB features a core clock speed of 594 MHz and a GDDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 144 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), which has core 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 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) should be 48% quicker than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB overall, due to its greater data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) is much (approximately 35%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB is a better choice, 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 maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better 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 most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.