Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB features a clock frequency of 1506 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 2000 MHz. It also makes use of a 192-bit bus, and uses a 16 nm design. It is comprised of 1152 SPUs, 72 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, which comes with a clock speed of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1250 MHz. It also features a 256-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 1408 SPUs, 88 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 120 Watts
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 200 Watts
Difference: 80 Watts (67%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB should in theory be quite a bit better than the Radeon HD 6950 2GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 196608 MB/sec
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 160000 MB/sec
Difference: 36608 (23%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1060 3GB will be a lot (more or less 54%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 6950 2GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 108432 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 70400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 38032 (54%)

Pixel Rate

If running with high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB is superior to the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 72288 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 25600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 46688 (182%)

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

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Specifications

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2016 December 2010
Code Name GP106-300 Cayman Pro
Memory 3072 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1506 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 196608 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 108432 Mtexels/sec 70400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 72288 Mpixels/sec 25600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1152 1408
Texture Mapping Units 72 88
Render Output Units 48 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 40 nm
Transistors 4400 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 maximum amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one 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 card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels the graphics card can 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 ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

GeForce GTX 1060 3GB

Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield


[X]
[X]