Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 has core clock speeds of 1058 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, which features a GPU core clock speed of 900 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1050 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 800 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the GeForce GTX 650 will be 19% quicker than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB in general, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6770 1GB is a small bit (approximately 6%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 650. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 is a small bit (about 18%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, and also should be able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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 max amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses 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 high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.