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GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 vs Radeon HD 7770
IntroThe GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 comes with a clock speed of 550 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 500 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 65 nm design. It is made up of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7770, which makes use of a 28 nm design. ATi has set the core frequency at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1125 MHz on this model. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 7770 is 350% quicker than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 in general, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7770 will be quite a bit (about 355%) better at AF than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7770 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 data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core 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 per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core 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 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 maximum fill rate.