Significantly faster GPU clock speed
120MHz faster GPU clock speed. The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
Sizably higher floating-point performance
1.31TFLOPS higher floating-point performance. Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
Newer version of DirectX
Newer version of DirectX. DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
Significantly higher pixel rate
19.50GPixel/s higher pixel rate. The number of pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
Newer version of OpenCL
Newer version of OpenCL. Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
Sizably more shading units
512 more shading units. Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.
Significantly higher texture rate
25.30GTexels/s higher texture rate. The number of textured pixels that can be rendered to the screen every second.
Significantly more texture mapping units (TMUs)
16 more texture mapping units (TMUs). TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.
Notably more memory bandwidth
48GB/s more memory bandwidth. This is the maximum rate that data can be read from or stored into memory.
Reasonably more RAM memory
2.05GB more RAM memory
Clearly more transistors
260million more transistors. A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
Sizably wider memory bus width
64bit wider memory bus width. A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.
Distinctly higher 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill result
29.60GTexels/s higher 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill result. This benchmark is designed to measure graphics performance. Source: AnandTech.
Notably higher 3DMark Vantage Pixel Fill result
3.70GPixel/s higher 3DMark Vantage Pixel Fill result. This benchmark is designed to measure graphics performance. Source: AnandTech.
Clearly faster GPU turbo speed
118MHz faster GPU turbo speed. When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
Vastly more render output units (ROPs)
8 more render output units (ROPs). The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.
Noticeably more DisplayPort outputs
1 more DisplayPort outputs. Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
Substantially higher PassMark (G3D) result
968 higher PassMark (G3D) result. This benchmark measures the graphics performance of a video card. Source: PassMark.
Appreciably more DVI outputs
1 more DVI outputs. Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.
Notably higher PassMark (DirectCompute) result
742 higher PassMark (DirectCompute) result. This benchmark measures the general purpose computational power of a graphics card. Source: PassMark.
Appreciably lower power consumption whilst under peak load
22W lower power consumption whilst under peak load
Noticeably lower power consumption whilst idle
29W lower power consumption whilst idle
A tad lower idle noise level
0.10dB lower idle noise level. The level of noise when it is not in use.
Distinctly higher Battlefield 3 (1920x1080) result
17.10FPS higher Battlefield 3 (1920x1080) result. This benchmark measures the performance of the graphics card using Battlefield 3 (1920x1080 - Ultra Quality + 4x MSAA). Source: AnandTech.
Measurably higher Crysis: Warhead (1920x1200) result
24.70FPS higher Crysis: Warhead (1920x1200) result. This benchmark measures the performance of the graphics card using Crysis: Warhead (1920x1200 - Frost Bench - Enthusiast Quality + 4xAA). Source: AnandTech.