Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 vs Radeon HD 7850
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 features a core clock frequency of 732 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 320-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 448 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 40 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7850, which features GPU clock speed of 860 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1200 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Radeon HD 7850 should in theory perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7850 should be quite a bit (about 34%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 is the winner, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (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 megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's 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 are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling 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 the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.