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GeForce GTX 950 vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 950 has clock speeds of 1024 MHz on the GPU, and 1652 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 768 SPUs along with 48 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 560, which makes use of a 14 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 1175 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 7000 MHz on this card. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 560 80 Watts
GeForce GTX 950 90 Watts
Difference: 10 Watts (13%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon RX 560, in theory, should perform a little bit faster than the GeForce GTX 950 in general. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 114688 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 950 105728 MB/sec
Difference: 8960 (8%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 560 should be a lot (about 53%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 950. (explain)

Radeon RX 560 75200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 950 49152 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 26048 (53%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 950 is a better choice, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 950 32768 Mpixels/sec
Radeon RX 560 18800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 13968 (74%)

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 950

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Radeon RX 560

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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 950 Radeon RX 560
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year August 2015 May 2017
Code Name GM206 Baffin
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1024 MHz 1175 MHz
Memory Speed 6608 MHz 28000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 90 watts 80 watts
Bandwidth 105728 MB/sec 114688 MB/sec
Texel Rate 49152 Mtexels/sec 75200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 32768 Mpixels/sec 18800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 768 1024
Texture Mapping Units 48 64
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 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen 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 amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. 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 fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 950

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Radeon RX 560

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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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