Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs GeForce GTX 660 Ti
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti features a core clock speed of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1350 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 768 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, which has core clock speeds of 915 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1344 SPUs along with 112 Texture Address Units and 24 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the GeForce GTX 660 Ti should perform much faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be a lot (about 73%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti is quite a bit (approximately 48%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (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 information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of 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 maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core 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 many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.