Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB vs Radeon R7 240
IntroThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB uses a 40 nm design. ATi has clocked the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this particular card. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare that to the Radeon R7 240, which has a core clock frequency of 730 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 900 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 320 SPUs, 20 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB will be 122% faster than the Radeon R7 240 in general, because of its higher bandwidth. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should be just a bit (more or less 7%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon R7 240 is the winner, but it probably won't make a huge difference. (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 (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock 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 rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.