Compare any two graphics cards:
Geforce GTX 770 vs Geforce GTX 780
IntroThe Geforce GTX 770 features a clock speed of 1046 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1753 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1536 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Compare all that to the Geforce GTX 780, which features a GPU core clock speed of 863 MHz, and 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1502 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also is comprised of 2304 Stream Processors, 192 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.
BenchmarksThese are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.
3DMark Fire Strike
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Geforce GTX 780, in theory, should be quite a bit faster than the Geforce GTX 770 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 780 will be quite a bit (approximately 24%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Geforce GTX 770. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 780 is the winner, 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 max amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface in a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most 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 Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.