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GeForce GTX 950 vs Radeon RX 560

Intro

The GeForce GTX 950 features 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 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 560, which comes with core speeds of 1175 MHz on the GPU, and 7000 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1024 SPUs as well as 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 should in theory perform a small 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 will be much (approximately 53%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 950. (explain)

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

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 950 will be much (about 74%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon RX 560, and also will be able to handle higher screen resolutions while still performing well. (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 megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the memory bandwidth, 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher 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 amount of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 950

Amazon.com

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Radeon RX 560

Amazon.com

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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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