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Geforce GTX 670 vs Radeon HD 7850
IntroThe Geforce GTX 670 features a clock speed of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1500 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 1344 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7850, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 860 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a frequency of 1200 MHz on this card. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 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 Graphics Score
Ethereum Mining Hash Rate
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Geforce GTX 670 should theoretically perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 7850 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 670 will be a lot (more or less 86%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7850. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Geforce GTX 670 should be just a bit (about 6%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7850, and 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.
Geforce GTX 670
Radeon HD 7850
Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.
Geforce GTX 670
Radeon HD 7850