Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs Radeon HD 7950
IntroThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti has a clock frequency of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1344 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 24 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7950, which uses a 28 nm design. ATi has set the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1250 MHz on this card. It features 1792 SPUs as well as 112 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 7950 is 67% quicker than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a little bit (more or less 14%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7950. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7950 is superior to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, though not 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: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the 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 are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the 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 most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). 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 potential to get to the max fill rate.