Compare any two graphics cards:
Geforce GTX 770 vs Radeon R9 280X
IntroThe Geforce GTX 770 has a GPU core speed of 1046 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory runs at 1753 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 1536 Stream Processors, 128 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 280X, which features a core clock speed of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 384-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 2048 SPUs, 128 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The Radeon R9 280X should in theory perform quite a bit faster than the Geforce GTX 770 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 770 is quite a bit (more or less 23%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 280X. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 770 is superior to the Radeon R9 280X, and very much so. (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 data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen 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 clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.