Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4650 1GB
IntroThe GeForce GT 210 comes with a core clock speed of 589 MHz and a DDR3 memory speed of 800 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is made up of 16 SPUs, 8 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 4650 1GB, which comes with clock speeds of 600 MHz on the GPU, and 700 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR3 memory. It features 320(64x5) SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
As far as performance goes, the Radeon HD 4650 1GB should theoretically be a lot superior to the GeForce GT 210 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 4650 1GB should be a lot (approximately 307%) better at AF than the GeForce GT 210. (explain)
Pixel RateIf using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon HD 4650 1GB is the winner, 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: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core 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 in a second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. 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 ability to reach the max fill rate.