Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 960M vs Radeon HD 5770
IntroThe GeForce GTX 960M features a clock frequency of 1096 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5770, which has a clock frequency of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1200 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 5770 should theoretically be a little bit superior to the GeForce GTX 960M in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 960M is a lot (more or less 29%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5770. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 960M will be a lot (approximately 29%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 5770, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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 MB per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.