Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs Radeon HD 7790
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti comes with a clock frequency of 928 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1350 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 768 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7790, which features a GPU core clock speed of 1000 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory set to run at 1500 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 896 Stream Processors, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Radeon HD 7790 should be a small bit faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti should be a bit (more or less 6%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7790. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 7790 is a little bit (approximately 8%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, and able to handle higher 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 largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 can be applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling 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 card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs 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 fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.