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GeForce GTX 950 vs Radeon RX 460

Intro

The GeForce GTX 950 comes with a GPU core speed of 1024 MHz, and the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1652 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 768 Stream Processors, 48 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon RX 460, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1090 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator 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.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 950 6560 points
Radeon RX 460 5600 points
Difference: 960 (17%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 460 75 Watts
GeForce GTX 950 90 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (20%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon RX 460 is 6% quicker than the GeForce GTX 950 overall, due to its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 112000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 950 105728 MB/sec
Difference: 6272 (6%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 should be much (about 24%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 950. (explain)

Radeon RX 460 61040 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 950 49152 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 11888 (24%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950 is quite a bit (more or less 88%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon RX 460, and also should be capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950 32768 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 460 17440 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 15328 (88%)

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.

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GeForce GTX 950

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 950 Radeon RX 460
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2015 August 2016
Code Name GM206 Polaris 11
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1024 MHz 1090 MHz
Memory Speed 6608 MHz 7000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 90 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 105728 MB/sec 112000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49152 Mtexels/sec 61040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 32768 Mpixels/sec 17440 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 896
Texture Mapping Units 48 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 14 nm
Transistors 2940 million 3000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once 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 anti-aliasing, HDR and high 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 texture units of the card by the core 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 processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Comments

2 Responses to “GeForce GTX 950 vs Radeon RX 460”
imrecsoka says:

Hi, which brand are we comparing here, please?
I would like to know this detail also.

MikEms says:

Just default specifications for any card, however most brands do offer overclocked versions.

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