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GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon RX 590

Intro

The GeForce GTX 960 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1127 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1750 MHz on this specific model. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon RX 590, which makes use of a 12 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 1469 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 2000 MHz on this specific card. It features 2304 SPUs as well as 144 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 960 120 Watts
Radeon RX 590 175 Watts
Difference: 55 Watts (46%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 590 should in theory be a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 960 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 590 262144 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 150144 (134%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 590 will be a lot (approximately 193%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 960. (explain)

Radeon RX 590 211536 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 139408 (193%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 590 will be much (about 30%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTX 960, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

Radeon RX 590 47008 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 10944 (30%)

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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GeForce GTX 960

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Radeon RX 590

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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 GeForce GTX 960 Radeon RX 590
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2015 November 2018
Code Name GM206 Polaris 30
Memory 2048 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1127 MHz 1469 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 8000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 262144 MB/sec
Texel Rate 72128 Mtexels/sec 211536 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 36064 Mpixels/sec 47008 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 2304
Texture Mapping Units 64 144
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 12 nm
Transistors 2940 million 5700 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 largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it must 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, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units 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 also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 960

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Radeon RX 590

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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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