Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce 8800 GT 512MB vs Radeon HD 4670 1GB
IntroThe GeForce 8800 GT 512MB features a GPU core clock speed of 600 MHz, and the 512 MB of GDDR3 memory runs at 900 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 112 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4670 1GB, which has GPU core speed of 750 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR4/GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2 memory running at 1100 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also is made up of 320(64x5) Stream Processors, 32 TAUs, and 8 ROPs.
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB should in theory perform a lot faster than the Radeon HD 4670 1GB overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce 8800 GT 512MB should be much (more or less 40%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 4670 1GB. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce 8800 GT 512MB is superior to the Radeon HD 4670 1GB, 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 megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant 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.