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Radeon HD 7950 3GB vs Radeon R7 260X

Intro

The Radeon HD 7950 3GB has a GPU core clock speed of 800 MHz, and the 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1250 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also features 1792 Stream Processors, 112 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R7 260X, which has a clock speed of 1100 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1625 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 896 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 16 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.

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

Radeon HD 7950 3GB 229 Sol/s
Radeon R7 260X 95 Sol/s
Difference: 134 (141%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R7 260X 115 Watts
Radeon HD 7950 3GB 200 Watts
Difference: 85 Watts (74%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 7950 3GB should in theory be a lot faster than the Radeon R7 260X overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 7950 3GB 240000 MB/sec
Radeon R7 260X 104000 MB/sec
Difference: 136000 (131%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 7950 3GB is much (more or less 45%) better at AF than the Radeon R7 260X. (explain)

Radeon HD 7950 3GB 89600 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R7 260X 61600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 28000 (45%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 7950 3GB is quite a bit (approximately 45%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon R7 260X, and will be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 7950 3GB 25600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R7 260X 17600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8000 (45%)

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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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.

Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 7950 3GB Radeon R7 260X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year January 2012 October 2013
Code Name Tahiti Pro Bonaire XTX
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 6500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 200 watts 115 watts
Bandwidth 240000 MB/sec 104000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 89600 Mtexels/sec 61600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 25600 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1792 896
Texture Mapping Units 112 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4313 million 2080 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, it must 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 anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are applied in one second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 7950 3GB

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Radeon R7 260X

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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.

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