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Geforce GTX 670 vs Geforce GTX 680
IntroThe Geforce GTX 670 has a clock speed of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 1344 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Geforce GTX 680, which comes with a core clock frequency of 1006 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1502 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1536 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
BenchmarksThese are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.
3DMark Fire Strike
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the Geforce GTX 680 should theoretically be just a bit better than the Geforce GTX 670 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 680 is quite a bit (about 26%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Geforce GTX 670. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Geforce GTX 680 should be a little bit (more or less 10%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Geforce GTX 670, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions more effectively. (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 (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better 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 can be applied in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.