Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTS 450 vs Radeon HD 7770
IntroThe GeForce GTS 450 features a GPU clock speed of 783 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory runs at 902 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 192 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7770, which uses a 28 nm design. ATi has set the core speed at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1125 MHz on this card. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Radeon HD 7770 is 25% faster than the GeForce GTS 450 in general, due to its higher data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7770 will be quite a bit (more or less 60%) more effective at AF than the GeForce GTS 450. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 7770 will be a lot (about 28%) more effective at AA than the GeForce GTS 450, and also able to handle higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (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: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics 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 maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.