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GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB vs Radeon HD 7770

Intro

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 928 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1350 MHz on this model. It features 768 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 7770, which features a clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1125 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

(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

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB should theoretically be a little bit superior to the Radeon HD 7770 overall. (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 will be a lot (about 48%) faster with regards to 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 should be a bit (approximately 8%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB, and should be capable of handling 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

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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 data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. 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 also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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