Compare any two graphics cards:
Geforce GTX 680 vs Radeon RX 470
IntroThe Geforce GTX 680 comes with core clock speeds of 1006 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1536 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 470, which comes with a clock speed of 926 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1650 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It features 2048 SPUs, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 470 should in theory be a little bit superior to the Geforce GTX 680 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe Geforce GTX 680 should be a little bit (approximately 9%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon RX 470. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 680 is superior to the Radeon RX 470, though only just barely. (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 maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's 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 also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.