Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 275 vs Radeon HD 7750
IntroThe GeForce GTX 275 features a GPU core clock 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 is made up of 240 Stream Processors, 80 Texture Address Units, and 28 ROPs.
Compare that to the Radeon HD 7750, which features a core clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 512 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 275 should be quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 7750 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 275 should be quite a bit (more or less 98%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7750. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 275 is the winner, by far. (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 maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.