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Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon HD 7950

Intro

The Geforce GTX 760 has core clock speeds of 980 MHz on the GPU, and 1502 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1152 SPUs as well as 96 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 7950, which has a core clock speed of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1250 MHz. It also uses a 384-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It features 1792 SPUs, 112 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon HD 7950 7731 points
Geforce GTX 760 5923 points
Difference: 1808 (31%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon HD 7950 21 Mh/s
Geforce GTX 760 13 Mh/s
Difference: 8 (62%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Geforce GTX 760 170 Watts
Radeon HD 7950 200 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (18%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon HD 7950 should perform much faster than the Geforce GTX 760 in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 7950 240000 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
Difference: 47744 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 should be a small bit (approximately 5%) more effective at AF than the Radeon HD 7950. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7950 89600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4480 (5%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high resolution is important to you, then the Geforce GTX 760 is a better choice, by far. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7950 25600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5760 (23%)

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.

Price Comparison

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Geforce GTX 760

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Specifications

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Model Geforce GTX 760 Radeon HD 7950
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year June 2013 January 2012
Code Name GK104 Tahiti Pro
Memory 2048 MB 1536 MB
Core Speed 980 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 6008 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 192256 MB/sec 240000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 94080 Mtexels/sec 89600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 31360 Mpixels/sec 25600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 1792
Texture Mapping Units 96 112
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 3540 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). 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 reach the max fill rate.

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Geforce GTX 760

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Radeon HD 7950

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Comments

One Response to “Geforce GTX 760 vs Radeon HD 7950”
Whitefox says:

In real applications the gtx 760 has better performance, but not that much better although the gtx 760 4gb version will do much better when it comes to higher bandwidth needs such as resolution and games like battlefield or Gta 4/5 while still consuming less power.

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