Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 275 vs Radeon HD 7750
IntroThe GeForce GTX 275 features a GPU core speed of 633 MHz, and the 896 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 1134 MHz through a 448-bit bus. It also features 240 Stream Processors, 80 TAUs, and 28 Raster Operation Units.
Compare 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 memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 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)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 275 should be 76% quicker than the Radeon HD 7750 overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 275 will be much (about 98%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 275 should be much (approximately 38%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7750, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's 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 output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.