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GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 960 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1127 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this particular card. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this particular model. It features 1408 SPUs as well as 88 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 960 120 Watts
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 200 Watts
Difference: 80 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 6950 2GB should be much faster than the GeForce GTX 960 overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 160000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 48000 (43%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 is a small bit (about 2%) faster with regards to AF than the Radeon HD 6950 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 70400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 1728 (2%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 960 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 25600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10464 (41%)

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 960

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Radeon HD 6950 2GB

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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 GeForce GTX 960 Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2015 December 2010
Code Name GM206 Cayman Pro
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1127 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 72128 Mtexels/sec 70400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 36064 Mpixels/sec 25600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 1408
Texture Mapping Units 64 88
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 40 nm
Transistors 2940 million 2640 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The higher 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 chip could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 960

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Radeon HD 6950 2GB

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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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