Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB
IntroThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) features a GPU clock speed of 800 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 480 Stream Processors, 24 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.
Compare that to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, which has core speeds of 900 MHz on the GPU, and 1050 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 800 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Radeon HD 6770 1GB should theoretically be just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6770 1GB should be a lot (approximately 88%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM). (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6770 1GB is superior to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM), 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 largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.