Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 4650 1GB vs Radeon HD 7750
IntroThe Radeon HD 4650 1GB features clock speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 700 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 320(64x5) SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare that to the Radeon HD 7750, which makes use of a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1125 MHz on this specific card. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical BenchmarksBoth cards have the same power consumption.
Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 7750 should in theory be quite a bit superior to the Radeon HD 4650 1GB overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7750 is much (more or less 33%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 4650 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 7750 is much (more or less 167%) more effective at AA than the Radeon HD 4650 1GB, and 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.
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.
Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, 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 can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock 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 one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.