Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 420 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB
IntroThe GeForce GT 420 comes with clock speeds of 700 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 48 SPUs along with 8 TAUs and 4 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. ATi has set the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this particular model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB should in theory be much faster than the GeForce GT 420 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB is much (about 243%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GT 420. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB is quite a bit (about 129%) more effective at FSAA than the GeForce GT 420, and also will be able to handle higher 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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total amount 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 handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends 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.