Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon R7 240
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti has a clock speed of 822 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1002 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 240, which comes with core speeds of 730 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 320 SPUs along with 20 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be quite a bit faster than the Radeon R7 240 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be much (approximately 260%) more effective at AF than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be quite a bit (approximately 350%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon R7 240, and should be able to handle higher screen 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 max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card 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 per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units 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 fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.