Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6770 vs Radeon HD 7750
IntroThe Radeon HD 6770 features a core clock frequency of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1050 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 800 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7750, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this specific model. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically, the Radeon HD 7750 should perform just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6770 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6770 should be quite a bit (more or less 41%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6770 is the winner, though only just barely. (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 maximum amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. 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 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.