Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 660 Ti vs Geforce GTX 760
IntroThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti has a core clock speed of 915 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1344 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all of that to the Geforce GTX 760, which has core clock speeds of 980 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 TAUs and 32 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the Geforce GTX 760 is 34% quicker than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti overall, due to its greater bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 660 Ti will be just a bit (approximately 9%) more effective at AF than the Geforce GTX 760. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Geforce GTX 760 should be quite a bit (approximately 43%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti, and will be capable of handling 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 (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.