Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs Radeon HD 7770
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti features a GPU clock speed of 928 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1350 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 768 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7770, which features core clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 640 SPUs along with 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti should be just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 7770 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti should be a lot (about 48%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7770. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7770 is superior to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, though not by far. (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 max amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.