Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon R7 240
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti has a clock frequency of 822 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1002 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 64 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.
Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 240, which makes use of a 28 nm design. ATi has clocked the core speed at 730 MHz. The DDR3 RAM is set to run at a speed of 900 MHz on this specific model. 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)
In theory, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be quite a bit faster than the Radeon R7 240 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be a lot (approximately 260%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R7 240. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti is a lot (about 350%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon R7 240, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions more effectively. (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 data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the 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 AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the video card could possibly record to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.