Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

Radeon HD 6950 2GB vs Radeon RX 460 2GB

Intro

The Radeon HD 6950 2GB features a clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1250 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 1408 SPUs, 88 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare that to the Radeon RX 460 2GB, which features a core clock frequency of 1090 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 14 nm design. It is made up of 896 SPUs, 56 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 2GB 75 Watts
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 200 Watts
Difference: 125 Watts (167%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the Radeon HD 6950 2GB will be 43% faster than the Radeon RX 460 2GB in general, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 160000 MB/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 48000 (43%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6950 2GB is just a bit (more or less 15%) faster with regards to anisotropic filtering than the Radeon RX 460 2GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 70400 Mtexels/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 61040 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 9360 (15%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 6950 2GB will be a lot (about 47%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon RX 460 2GB, and also will be able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 25600 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 2GB 17440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 8160 (47%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon RX 460 2GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model Radeon HD 6950 2GB Radeon RX 460 2GB
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year December 2010 August 2016
Code Name Cayman Pro Polaris 11
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 200 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 160000 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 70400 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 25600 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1408 896
Texture Mapping Units 88 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 14 nm
Transistors 2640 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once 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, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This figure is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video 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 maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon RX 460 2GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Be the first to leave a comment!

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


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield