Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs Radeon HD 7790
IntroThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti has a GPU clock speed of 928 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1350 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 768 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 7790, which has a clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1500 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 7790 will be 11% quicker than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 650 Ti is just a bit (about 6%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 7790. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 7790 is superior to the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.