Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 vs GeForce GTX 560 Ti
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 features a GPU clock speed of 810 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1001 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 336 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 560 Ti, which has a clock speed of 822 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1002 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTX 560 Ti should in theory be a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be a small bit (about 16%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTX 560. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 560, but only just. (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 (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.