Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce 9800 GT 512MB vs GeForce GTX 750
IntroThe GeForce 9800 GT 512MB comes with a GPU core speed of 600 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 RAM runs at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 112 Stream Processors, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare that to the GeForce GTX 750, which features core speeds of 1020 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 512 SPUs as well as 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTX 750 should in theory perform a lot faster than the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce 9800 GT 512MB will be a bit (about 3%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 750. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 750 will be quite a bit (more or less 70%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the GeForce 9800 GT 512MB, and also will be able to handle 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.
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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics 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 maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.