Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB vs Radeon R7 250
IntroThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB uses a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 650 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this specific model. It features 480 SPUs as well as 24 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare all of that to the Radeon R7 250, which has a clock speed of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1150 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the Radeon R7 250 should in theory be just a bit superior to the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon R7 250 will be quite a bit (more or less 54%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon R7 250 is the winner, by a large margin. (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.
Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.
Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, 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 figure is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video 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 the video card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes 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 memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.