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GeForce GTS 450 vs Radeon HD 6770

Intro

The GeForce GTS 450 comes with core clock speeds of 783 MHz on the GPU, and 902 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 192 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6770, which comes with a core clock frequency of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1050 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 800 SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTS 450 106 Watts
Radeon HD 6770 108 Watts
Difference: 2 Watts (2%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 6770 should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTS 450 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 67200 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 450 57728 MB/sec
Difference: 9472 (16%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6770 is much (approximately 44%) better at AF than the GeForce GTS 450. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 36000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 25056 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10944 (44%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6770 is superior to the GeForce GTS 450, not by a very large margin though. (explain)

Radeon HD 6770 14400 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 12528 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1872 (15%)

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.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTS 450

Amazon.com

Radeon HD 6770

Amazon.com

Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model GeForce GTS 450 Radeon HD 6770
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2010 January 2011
Code Name GF106 Juniper XT
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
Memory 512 MB 512 MB
Core Speed 783 MHz 900 MHz
Shader Speed 1566 MHz (N/A) MHz
Memory Speed 902 MHz (3608 MHz effective) 1050 MHz (4200 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 192 800
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts 108 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 57728 MB/sec 67200 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25056 Mtexels/sec 36000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12528 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, 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 maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

Comments

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