Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTS 250 1GB vs Radeon HD 6750
IntroThe GeForce GTS 250 1GB features a GPU core clock speed of 738 MHz, and the 1024 MB of GDDR3 RAM is set to run at 1100 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 128 Stream Processors, 64 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6750, which has core clock speeds of 725 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 720 SPUs along with 36 TAUs and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the GeForce GTS 250 1GB should theoretically be a bit better than the Radeon HD 6750 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTS 250 1GB is quite a bit (approximately 81%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 6750. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTS 250 1GB will be just a bit (about 2%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon HD 6750, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (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 maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in one 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 - aka 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, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.