Compare any two graphics cards:
GeForce GTX 550 Ti vs Radeon HD 6750
IntroThe GeForce GTX 550 Ti has a clock speed of 900 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1026 MHz. It also features a 192-bit bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is made up of 192 SPUs, 32 TAUs, and 24 ROPs.
Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6750, which features a core clock frequency of 725 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1000 MHz. It also features a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It features 720 SPUs, 36 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.
Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks
Power Consumption (Max TDP)
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti, in theory, should perform quite a bit faster than the Radeon HD 6750 overall. (explain)
Texel RateThe GeForce GTX 550 Ti will be just a bit (approximately 10%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 6750. (explain)
Pixel RateIf running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 550 Ti is superior to the Radeon HD 6750, by a large margin. (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 information (counted in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it 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 higher screen resolutions.
Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.
Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated 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 outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.