Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce 820M vs GeForce 930M
IntroThe GeForce 820M features core clock speeds of 719 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 96 SPUs along with 16 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.
Compare all that to the GeForce 930M, which comes with a core clock frequency of 928 MHz and a DDR3 memory speed of 900 MHz. It also uses a 64-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 384 SPUs, 24 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.
BenchmarksThese are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce 820M should be just a bit faster than the GeForce 930M overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce 930M should be much (about 94%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 820M. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce 930M is a better choice, by far. (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 information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It is 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 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, 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 applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount 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 maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's 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 output rate also depends on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.