Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 870M vs Radeon RX 460
IntroThe GeForce GTX 870M has a core clock speed of 941 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also uses a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1344 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 24 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 460, which has a clock frequency of 1090 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 14 nm design. It is comprised of 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 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
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically, the Radeon RX 460 should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 870M overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 870M is a lot (more or less 73%) better at AF than the Radeon RX 460. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 870M is a better choice, and very much so. (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 transported across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.