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GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB vs Radeon HD 6950

Intro

The GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB uses a 65 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 550 MHz. The GDDR3 RAM works at a speed of 800 MHz on this card. It features 96 SPUs along with 48 TAUs and 12 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 6950, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this particular card. It features 1408 SPUs along with 88 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 84 Watts
Radeon HD 6950 200 Watts
Difference: 116 Watts (138%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon HD 6950 should theoretically be much superior to the GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 160000 MB/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 38400 MB/sec
Difference: 121600 (317%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6950 should be much (about 167%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 70400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 26400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 44000 (167%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6950 is the winner, by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 25600 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 6600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 19000 (288%)

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 9600 GSO 384MB

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Radeon HD 6950

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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 9600 GSO 384MB Radeon HD 6950
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2008 December 2010
Code Name G92 Cayman Pro
Memory 384 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 550 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1600 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 84 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 38400 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 26400 Mtexels/sec 70400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 6600 Mpixels/sec 25600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 96 1408
Texture Mapping Units 48 88
Render Output Units 12 32
Bus Type GDDR3 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 65 nm 40 nm
Transistors 754 million 2640 million
Bus PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This 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 processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB

Amazon.com

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Radeon HD 6950

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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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