Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6750 vs Radeon HD 7770
IntroThe Radeon HD 6750 has core speeds of 725 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 720 SPUs along with 36 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7770, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this particular card. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 7770 is 13% quicker than the Radeon HD 6750 overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7770 should be quite a bit (about 53%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6750. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 7770 is much (approximately 38%) more effective at AA than the Radeon HD 6750, and capable of handling 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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out 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 texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.