Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB vs Radeon HD 7770
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB features a clock speed of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1350 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 768 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7770, which comes with GPU clock speed of 1000 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1125 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 640 Stream Processors, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB should be just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 7770 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB should be a lot (more or less 48%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7770. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 7770 should be a small bit (about 8%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, and also will be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (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 data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. 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 fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.