Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon R9 M295X
IntroThe GeForce GTX 1060 3GB features a clock frequency of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 16 nm design. It is made up of 1152 SPUs, 72 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M295X, which has a clock speed of 750 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1375 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB, in theory, should perform a little bit faster than the Radeon R9 M295X overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 1060 3GB should be a small bit (approximately 13%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M295X. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is a better choice, by a large margin. (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 largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, the result 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 AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.