Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB vs Radeon R7 240
IntroThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB comes with clock speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 480 SPUs along with 24 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare that to the Radeon R7 240, which comes with GPU clock speed of 730 MHz, and 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM set to run at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 320 SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should perform a lot faster than the Radeon R7 240 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should be a little bit (about 7%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R7 240 is the winner, though only just barely. (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 data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better 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 one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.