Compare any two graphics cards:
Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB vs Radeon R7 250
IntroThe Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB comes with a GPU core speed of 650 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM is set to run at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 480 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.
Compare all that to the Radeon R7 250, which has GPU core speed of 1000 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1150 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is comprised of 384 Stream Processors, 24 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the Radeon R7 250 should perform a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon R7 250 is quite a bit (about 54%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon R7 250 will be a lot (about 54%) more effective at AA than the Radeon HD 6570 (OEM) 2GB, and capable of handling higher resolutions better. (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: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 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, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock 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 applied in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.