Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 5750 1GB vs Radeon HD 7870
IntroThe Radeon HD 5750 1GB comes with a core clock speed of 700 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1150 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 720(144x5) SPUs, 36 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7870, which has a core clock speed of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1200 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1280 SPUs, 80 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Radeon HD 7870 should theoretically be quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 5750 1GB overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 7870 should be a lot (approximately 217%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5750 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7870 is a better choice, by far. (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 max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video 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 in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.