Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs Radeon HD 6870
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 928 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 1350 MHz on this particular model. It features 768 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6870, which comes with a clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1050 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 1120 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically, the Radeon HD 6870 should perform a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti is a small bit (about 18%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6870. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6870 is superior to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, 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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.