Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 vs GeForce GTX 650 Ti
IntroThe GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 comes with a core clock frequency of 550 MHz and a DDR2 memory speed of 500 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 65 nm design. It is made up of 32 SPUs, 16 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, which has clock speeds of 928 MHz on the GPU, and 1350 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 768 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTX 650 Ti should theoretically be much faster than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti will be quite a bit (about 575%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 650 Ti is superior to the GeForce 9500 GT DDR2, by a large margin. (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 data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core 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 in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends 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.