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GeForce GTX 650 vs Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 650 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1058 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this model. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, which has core clock speeds of 900 MHz on the GPU, and 1050 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 800 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 650 64 Watts
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 108 Watts
Difference: 44 Watts (69%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 650 should perform a little bit faster than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 80000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 67200 MB/sec
Difference: 12800 (19%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 1GB should be a small bit (more or less 6%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 650. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 1GB 36000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 33856 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2144 (6%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 is a little bit (about 18%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon HD 6770 1GB, and will be able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 16928 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6770 1GB 14400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2528 (18%)

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.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTX 650

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 6770 1GB

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 6770 1GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2012 January 2011
Code Name GK107 Juniper XT
Fab Process 28 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1058 MHz 900 MHz
Shader Speed 1058 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective) 1050 MHz (4200 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 384 800
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 64 watts 108 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 80000 MB/sec 67200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33856 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16928 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core 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 rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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