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Radeon HD 6770 vs Radeon HD 7750

Intro

The Radeon HD 6770 has a core clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1050 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 800 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 7750, which features a core clock speed of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 512 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(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

The Radeon HD 7750, in theory, should perform a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6770 in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 is a lot (more or less 41%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6770 is superior to the Radeon HD 7750, 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 largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per 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 - sometimes also referred to as 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 bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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