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Radeon HD 6950 2GB vs Radeon R9 M290X

Intro

The Radeon HD 6950 2GB makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1250 MHz on this particular card. It features 1408 SPUs along with 88 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M290X, which comes with GPU core speed of 850 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1200 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also features 1280 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M290X 100 Watts
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 200 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (100%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon HD 6950 2GB should theoretically be a bit faster than the Radeon R9 M290X overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 160000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M290X 153600 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (4%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6950 2GB will be a little bit (about 4%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M290X. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 70400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M290X 68000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 2400 (4%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon R9 M290X should be a small bit (more or less 6%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon R9 M290X 27200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 25600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 1600 (6%)

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 6950 2GB Radeon R9 M290X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year December 2010 May 1 2014
Code Name Cayman Pro Neptune XT
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 4800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 200 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 160000 MB/sec 153600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 70400 Mtexels/sec 68000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 25600 Mpixels/sec 27200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1408 1280
Texture Mapping Units 88 80
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2640 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 6950 2GB

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Radeon R9 M290X

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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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