Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 vs Geforce GTX 760
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 has a GPU clock speed of 810 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory is set to run at 1001 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 336 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Compare that to the Geforce GTX 760, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 980 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1502 MHz on this specific model. It features 1152 SPUs along with 96 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Geforce GTX 760 should perform a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 560 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 760 will be much (more or less 107%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTX 560. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is a better choice, 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 largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling 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 chip can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.