Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 5770 vs Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB
IntroThe Radeon HD 5770 has a core clock frequency of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1200 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, which comes with core speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 5770 should in theory be a small bit better than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 5770 is much (more or less 77%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 5770 should be quite a bit (approximately 113%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6670 (OEM) 1GB, and also able to handle higher resolutions better. (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 MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, 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 could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. 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 output 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.