Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 440 1.5GB vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM)
IntroThe GeForce GT 440 1.5GB comes with a GPU core clock speed of 594 MHz, and the 1536 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 900 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is comprised of 144 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), which features a clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 480 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) should be 48% quicker than the GeForce GT 440 1.5GB overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) is much (about 35%) more effective at anisotropic filtering 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 the winner, 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.
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Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics 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 number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.