Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs Radeon HD 7950
IntroThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1500 MHz on this particular model. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 24 ROPs.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7950, which comes with GPU core speed of 800 MHz, and 1536 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1250 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also is made up of 1792 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically, the Radeon HD 7950 should perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be a little bit (approximately 14%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7950. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7950 is a better choice, but 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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, the result 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 anti-aliasing, 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 by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.