Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB
IntroThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR3 memory works at a frequency of 900 MHz on this model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 ROPs.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which has clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB will be 122% quicker than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB will be quite a bit (more or less 23%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB will be a lot (about 23%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 1GB, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (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 data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.