Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti features clock speeds of 928 MHz on the GPU, and 1350 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 915 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1500 MHz on this specific card. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 24 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTX 660 Ti should in theory be a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a lot (more or less 73%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti is a lot (more or less 48%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions more effectively. (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 maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out 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 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 most pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.