Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 4650 1GB vs Radeon HD 7750
IntroThe Radeon HD 4650 1GB comes with core speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 700 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM. It features 320(64x5) SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7750, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 800 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 512 Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical BenchmarksBoth cards have the same power consumption.
The Radeon HD 7750 should in theory be a lot faster than the Radeon HD 4650 1GB overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7750 will be a lot (approximately 33%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4650 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7750 is the winner, by a large margin. (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 largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster 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 applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.