Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4350
IntroThe GeForce GT 210 comes with a core clock frequency of 589 MHz and a DDR3 memory frequency of 800 MHz. It also makes use of a 64-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 16 SPUs, 8 TAUs, and 4 Raster Operation Units.
Compare those specifications to the Radeon HD 4350, which has core clock speeds of 575 MHz on the GPU, and 500 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 80(16x5) SPUs along with 8 TAUs and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
In theory, the GeForce GT 210 is 60% faster than the Radeon HD 4350 overall, due to its greater data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GT 210 is a little bit (about 2%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 4350. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GT 210 will be a little bit (more or less 2%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 4350, and should be capable of handling 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 max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the 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 maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number 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 also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.