Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 210 vs Radeon HD 4350
IntroThe GeForce GT 210 makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 589 MHz. The DDR3 RAM runs at a frequency of 800 MHz on this particular model. It features 16 SPUs as well as 8 Texture Address Units and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4350, which comes with 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 ROPs.
(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Performance-wise, the GeForce GT 210 should in theory be much better than the Radeon HD 4350 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GT 210 is just a bit (about 2%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 4350. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GT 210 is a small bit (more or less 2%) faster with regards to FSAA than the Radeon HD 4350, and should be capable of handling higher 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 largest amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better 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 can be applied in one second. This 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 graphics 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 most pixels the video card could 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 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 rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.