Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) comes with a core clock frequency of 450 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 400 MHz. It also features a 64-bit memory bus, and uses a 80 nm design. It features 8 SPUs, 4 TAUs, and 2 ROPs.
Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which features core speeds of 915 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1344 SPUs along with 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)
As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti should in theory be much superior to the GeForce 8300 GS (OEM) overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be much (approximately 5593%) faster with regards to 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 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 maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.