Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 vs Geforce GTX 760
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 has a clock speed of 810 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1001 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 336 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the Geforce GTX 760, which features a core clock speed of 980 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1502 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1152 SPUs, 96 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Geforce GTX 760 should theoretically perform a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 560 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 760 should be much (about 107%) more effective at 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 maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high 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 number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.