Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 460 SE vs Radeon RX 460
IntroThe GeForce GTX 460 SE has core clock speeds of 650 MHz on the GPU, and 850 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 288 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 32 ROPs.
Compare all that to the Radeon RX 460, which comes with a clock frequency of 1090 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It features 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 460 should theoretically be a small bit better than the GeForce GTX 460 SE overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon RX 460 is quite a bit (approximately 96%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 460 SE. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 460 SE is a better choice, but only just. (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 largest amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 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 higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.