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GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB vs Radeon HD 7770

Intro

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB comes with a clock frequency of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1350 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 7770, which comes with a core clock speed of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 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 2GB 110 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (38%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB should be 20% faster than the Radeon HD 7770 overall, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 86400 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7770 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 14400 (20%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB should be a lot (about 48%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7770. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 59392 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7770 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 19392 (48%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7770 is a little bit (about 8%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, and also able to handle higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon HD 7770 16000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 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 2GB

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 7770

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB 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 2048 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high 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 texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as 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 of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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