Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 5670 vs Radeon HD 5770
IntroThe Radeon HD 5670 features core clock speeds of 775 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 400(80x5) SPUs as well as 20 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare that to the Radeon HD 5770, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1200 MHz on this card. It features 800(160x5) SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Mass Effect 2
Supreme Commander 2
Radeon HD 5770 wins
(Based entirely on the benchmarks listed above)
When combining all game benchmark scores on this page together, the Radeon HD 5770 wins overall, by 99 FPS. Please note that we do not have the results of every benchmark ever done for these cards, so the results may differ wildly in different games.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 5770 will be 20% quicker than the Radeon HD 5670 overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 5770 will be much (about 119%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 5670. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5770 is superior to the Radeon HD 5670, by far. (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 data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.