Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) features clock speeds of 450 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 128 MB of DDR2 RAM. It features 8 SPUs along with 4 Texture Address Units and 2 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which features clock speeds of 915 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1344 SPUs as well as 112 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is 2150% faster than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be much (about 5593%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM). (explain)
Pixel RateIf using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a better choice, by a large margin. (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 information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the better 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 figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher 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 record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). 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 reach the maximum fill rate.