Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 vs Radeon HD 4670 512MB
IntroThe GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 comes with a clock frequency of 550 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 850 MHz. It also features a 128-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 96 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 8 Raster Operation Units.
Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 4670 512MB, which features core speeds of 750 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 512 MB of GDDR4/GDDR3/DDR3/DDR2 memory. It features 320(64x5) SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 8 ROPs.
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Mass Effect 2
Supreme Commander 2
Radeon HD 4670 512MB wins
(Based entirely on the benchmarks listed above)
When combining all game benchmark scores on this page together, the Radeon HD 4670 512MB wins overall, by 9 FPS. Please note that we do not have the results of every benchmark ever done for these cards, so the results may differ wildly in different games.
Power Usage and Theoretical BenchmarksBoth cards have the same power consumption.
In theory, the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 is 70% faster than the Radeon HD 4670 512MB overall, because of its higher data rate. (explain)
Texel RateThe Radeon HD 4670 512MB should be quite a bit (about 36%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5. (explain)
Pixel RateThe Radeon HD 4670 512MB will be much (approximately 36%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the GeForce GT 240 GDDR5, and able to handle 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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in one second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be 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 better the texel rate, the better the video 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 that the graphics card can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour 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 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 maximum fill rate.