Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs GeForce GTX 650
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti has a GPU clock speed of 822 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1002 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 384 Stream Processors, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 650, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1058 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1250 MHz on this card. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti should perform much faster than the GeForce GTX 650 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be quite a bit (about 55%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 650. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 Ti is superior to the GeForce GTX 650, and very much so. (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 max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. 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 in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card 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 amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called 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 of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.