Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 430 vs Radeon HD 7750
IntroThe GeForce GT 430 comes with a GPU clock speed of 700 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 96 SPUs, 16 Texture Address Units, and 4 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7750, which comes with GPU clock speed of 800 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 512 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Radeon HD 7750 should perform a lot faster than the GeForce GT 430 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7750 will be quite a bit (more or less 129%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GT 430. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7750 is superior to the GeForce GT 430, 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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster 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 applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video 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 can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.