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Radeon HD 6770 vs Radeon HD 7750

Intro

The Radeon HD 6770 has a clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1050 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 800 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7750, which has a clock speed of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 512 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7750 55 Watts
Radeon HD 6770 108 Watts
Difference: 53 Watts (96%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 7750 should be 7% faster than the Radeon HD 6770 in general, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 7750 72000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6770 67200 MB/sec
Difference: 4800 (7%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 will be quite a bit (about 41%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 36000 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7750 25600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10400 (41%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6770 is a better choice, but not by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 14400 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7750 12800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1600 (13%)

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.

Price Comparison

Radeon HD 6770

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7750

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model Radeon HD 6770 Radeon HD 7750
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year January 2011 February 2012
Code Name Juniper XT Cape Verde Pro
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 900 MHz 800 MHz
Shader Speed N/A MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1050 MHz (4200 MHz effective) 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 800 512
Texture Mapping Units 40 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 108 watts 55 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 67200 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 36000 Mtexels/sec 25600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14400 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core 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 in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the card's 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 output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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