Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 5770
IntroThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 822 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a frequency of 1002 MHz on this particular model. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 5770, which comes with a clock speed of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1200 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 800(160x5) SPUs, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 560 Ti should perform a lot faster than the Radeon HD 5770 in general. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti is quite a bit (more or less 55%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon HD 5770. (explain)
Pixel RateThe GeForce GTX 560 Ti should be much (about 93%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon HD 5770, and also will be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (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 data (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of 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 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 could possibly write to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate also depends on lots of 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.