Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 570 vs Geforce GTX 760
IntroThe GeForce GTX 570 features a core clock speed of 732 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 950 MHz. It also makes use of a 320-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 480 SPUs, 60 Texture Address Units, and 40 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Geforce GTX 760, which has 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 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Geforce GTX 760, in theory, should be a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 570 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 760 is a lot (approximately 114%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Geforce GTX 760 will be a small bit (about 7%) faster with regards to FSAA than the GeForce GTX 570, and should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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 data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.