Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 285 1GB vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce GTX 285 1GB comes with a GPU clock speed of 648 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 1242 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also is comprised of 240 Stream Processors, 80 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which has a clock speed of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 1344 SPUs, 112 Texture Address Units, and 24 Raster Operation Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTX 285 1GB, in theory, should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a lot (more or less 98%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 285 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is the winner, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (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 largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core 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 per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs 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 many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.