Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 285 2GB vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce GTX 285 2GB has a GPU core speed of 648 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR3 memory is set to run at 1242 MHz through a 512-bit bus. It also features 240 Stream Processors, 80 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Compare that to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which comes with GPU clock speed of 915 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1500 MHz through a 192-bit bus. It also is made up of 1344 Stream Processors, 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)
In theory, the GeForce GTX 285 2GB should be 10% quicker than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti should be quite a bit (about 98%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 285 2GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA 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 max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.