Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 660 vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce GTX 660 comes with a core clock speed of 980 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1502 MHz. It also features a 192-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 960 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all that to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which has clock speeds of 915 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 660 should in theory be a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti should be much (more or less 31%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 660. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 will be a bit (more or less 7%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (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 (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.