Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 660 vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce GTX 660 comes with a clock frequency of 980 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1502 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 960 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which comes with a core clock speed of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also makes use of 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.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 660 should theoretically be a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti is quite a bit (more or less 31%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 660. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 660 is superior to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, though only just barely. (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 transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, 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 figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.