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GeForce GTS 450 1GB vs Radeon HD 4770
IntroThe GeForce GTS 450 1GB has core clock speeds of 783 MHz on the GPU, and 902 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 192 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 ROPs.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4770, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 750 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 800 MHz on this model. It features 640(128x5) SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTS 450 1GB, in theory, should perform a small bit faster than the Radeon HD 4770 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTS 450 1GB is a bit (approximately 4%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 4770. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTS 450 1GB should be a little bit (about 4%) better at FSAA than the Radeon HD 4770, and will be able to handle higher screen 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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If 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 higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per 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. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.