Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB vs Radeon R7 240
IntroThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB comes with a core clock speed of 650 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 480 SPUs, 24 Texture Address Units, and 8 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all that to the Radeon R7 240, which comes with a GPU core clock speed of 730 MHz, and 2048 MB of DDR3 memory running at 900 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 320 SPUs, 20 Texture Address Units, and 8 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should theoretically be quite a bit superior to the Radeon R7 240 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB should be a bit (more or less 7%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon R7 240 will be a little bit (more or less 12%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, and should be capable of handling higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (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 (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is calculated 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 texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. 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, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.