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GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs Radeon HD 7770

Intro

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti features a GPU core 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 is made up of 768 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7770, which features a core clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 7770 80 Watts
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 110 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (38%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti, in theory, should perform a small bit faster than the Radeon HD 7770 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 86400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7770 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 14400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti will be a lot (more or less 48%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7770. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 59392 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7770 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19392 (48%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7770 is just a bit (more or less 8%) more effective at AA than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, and will be able to handle higher resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon HD 7770 16000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 14848 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1152 (8%)

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 Ti

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7770

Amazon.com

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Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 650 Ti Radeon HD 7770
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 2012 February 2012
Code Name GK106 Cape Verde XT
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 928 MHz 1000 MHz
Shader Speed 928 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 1350 MHz (5400 MHz effective) 1125 MHz (4500 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 768 640
Texture Mapping Units 64 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.2
Power (Max TDP) 110 watts 80 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 86400 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 59392 Mtexels/sec 40000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 14848 Mpixels/sec 16000 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the 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 texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, 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 amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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