Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB vs Radeon HD 7770
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 928 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1350 MHz on this specific card. It features 768 SPUs along with 64 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7770, which features clock speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 1125 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 TAUs and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB is 20% faster than the Radeon HD 7770 overall, due to its greater data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB will be a lot (approximately 48%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7770. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7770 is the winner, though not 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 data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is 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 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.