Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4350
IntroThe GeForce GT 210 has clock speeds of 589 MHz on the GPU, and 800 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 16 SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 ROPs.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 4350, which uses a 55 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 575 MHz. The DDR2 memory works at a speed of 500 MHz on this particular model. It features 80(16x5) SPUs as well as 8 TAUs and 4 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GT 210 is 60% quicker than the Radeon HD 4350 in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GT 210 should be a small bit (about 2%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 4350. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GT 210 should be a small bit (about 2%) better at AA than the Radeon HD 4350, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (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 (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, 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 maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.