Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti makes use of a 40 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 822 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1002 MHz on this card. It features 384 SPUs as well as 64 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, which features a core clock frequency of 800 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1250 MHz. It also uses a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 1408 SPUs, 88 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 170 Watts
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 200 Watts
Difference: 30 Watts (18%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the Radeon HD 6950 2GB should be quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti in general. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 160000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 128256 MB/sec
Difference: 31744 (25%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 6950 2GB will be a lot (approximately 34%) faster with regards to texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. (explain)

Radeon HD 6950 2GB 70400 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 52608 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 17792 (34%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 560 Ti will be a bit (about 3%) better at FSAA than the Radeon HD 6950 2GB, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 Ti 26304 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 6950 2GB 25600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 704 (3%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce GTX 560 Ti Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2011 December 2010
Code Name GF114 Cayman Pro
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 822 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 4008 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 128256 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 52608 Mtexels/sec 70400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 26304 Mpixels/sec 25600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 1408
Texture Mapping Units 64 88
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1950 million 2640 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.1

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the video card will be at handling 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 that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 6950 2GB

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

15 Responses to “GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB”
which one I should go for GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB | Computers and digital electronic Q & A says:

[...] http://www.hwcompare.com/8888/geforce-gt… [...]

HD 6950 vs. GTX560 says:

[...] HD 6950 vs. GTX560 According to HWCompare the GTX560 is slightly faster. Ribbon Guidelines:Contact a CoD Admin Reply With [...]

GTX 560 1GB vs. HD 6950 2GB says:

[...] HD 6950 2GB MSI GTX-560-Ti HAWK 1GB Asus GTX-560 Ti DCII TOP 1GB Computerbase Test GTX 560 Ti GTX 560 Ti vs. HD 6950 2GB GTX 560 Ti vs. HD 6950 2GB Nun bin ich froh, wenn ich von eurer Erfahrung profitieren kann. Die [...]

Kaotik says:

Are you serious with this?
Really, _three_ games?
And judging "fastest card" by counting the TOTAL FPS of those _three_ games? 😀

Not to mention grabbing "power consumption" figures straight from "official specifications" which have little to do with real life.

Check TPU or some other site for proper benchmarks, including power consumption (hint: GTX560 Ti, is NOT faster, and in fact uses more power than 6950)

Vire says:

Agreed with Kaotik. This is possibly the worst comparison I've ever seen. Comparing FPS for three games, two of which have notable Nvidia bias (Dirt 2/Just Cause 2), and then declaring one is faster than the other based purely on tech specs... for shame. Real benchmarks consistently show the 6950 faster across the majority of games, which show just how accurate this comparison really is.

admin says:

These comparisons are all automated based on database info. But I'll change the wording so it doesn't seem so 'declarative' or whatever.

The benchmarks are real, unless of course Tom's Hardware faked them... which I doubt 🙂

admin says:

The power consumption figures have to come from official specifications, because it's rare to find sites testing power draw without reporting the total system draw... which can't be used to compare cards because they may have been tested in completely different systems. It's just impractical for comparing things on such a massive scale...

And I don't feel like typing up a disclaimer under every single heading. 😀

shooter says:

Here let me sum this up for you all so this can be put to rest ATI HD5970....need I say more

PC Nou Nout 2500 RON - Page 3 says:

[...] 2048MB R6950 Twin Frozr II Sau concurenta(560 TI) la un pret mult mai mic si care e si mai buna(GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compar...) adica asa ceva. N-are rost sa strici banii aiurea Placa video Zotac GTX560 Ti 1024MB ZT-50301-10M [...]

gtx 560ti says:

stupid french people with their inability to speak english ... i traded my xfx hd6950 2GB for a gainward gtx560 ti... not happy about it, i have less fps in all games, especialy skyrim and bf3. im gonna get my old 6950 back today

Anonymous says:

Stupid english people that can't differenciate franch from other languages...

Buying : Graphic Card GTX 560TI or ATi 6950 says:

[...] 6950> 560TI. 6950 is slightly better than the latter. Check neck to neck benchmarks here: GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compar... __________________ AMD Phenom X3-8650 Overclocked @ 3 Ghz | CM Hyper TX2 | Kingston 2 GB @ 800 [...]

suga says:

6950 is better than 560ti. I'm proud have 6950 in my pc..save your money for get some better.why not..

مزایده EVGA GTX 560TI Super Overclock در حد آک - صفحه 3 says:

[...] بله شما راست میگید . ولی میشه گفت که تقریبا یکی هستن . GeForce GTX 560 Ti vs Radeon HD 6950 2GB – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compar... پاسخ با نقل [...]

Anonymous says:

No way the gtx 560ti is better than Radeon HD 6950 (this test is absurd)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti-Spam by WP-SpamShield