Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 430 1GB vs GeForce GTX 650
IntroThe GeForce GT 430 1GB uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 700 MHz. The GDDR3 memory is set to run at a frequency of 900 MHz on this specific card. It features 96 SPUs as well as 16 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 650, which has a clock frequency of 1058 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1250 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 384 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 650 is 178% faster than the GeForce GT 430 1GB in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 should be much (about 202%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GT 430 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 650 is the winner, 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 max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.