Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 570 vs Geforce GTX 760
IntroThe GeForce GTX 570 features a clock frequency of 732 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 950 MHz. It also makes use of a 320-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 480 SPUs, 60 TAUs, and 40 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Geforce GTX 760, which has GPU core speed of 980 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1502 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1152 Stream Processors, 96 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Geforce GTX 760 should in theory be much faster than the GeForce GTX 570 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 760 is quite a bit (more or less 114%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 570. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is superior to the GeForce GTX 570, though not 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.
Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.
Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.