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GeForce GTX 950 vs Radeon RX 460


Intro

The GeForce GTX 950 makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1024 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM works at a speed of 1652 MHz on this particular model. It features 768 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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 memory works at a frequency of 1750 MHz on this particular card. It features 896 SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

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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% faster than the GeForce GTX 950 in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 460 should be quite a bit (about 24%) faster with regards to anisotropic 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 a lot (more or less 88%) better at full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon RX 460, and will 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: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines 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 also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum 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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