Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 has a core clock speed of 1058 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1250 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 384 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare that to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, which has core speeds of 900 MHz on the GPU, and 1050 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 800 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 650 should in theory be a bit superior to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6770 1GB should be a small bit (about 6%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 650. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 will be a small bit (more or less 18%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (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 largest amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics 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 most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's 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 output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.