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GeForce RTX 3050 vs Radeon HD 7950 3GB

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3050 features core clock speeds of 1552 MHz on the GPU, and 1750 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 2560 SPUs along with 80 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 7950 3GB, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has clocked the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1250 MHz on this card. It features 1792 SPUs along with 112 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 3050 130 Watts
Radeon HD 7950 3GB 200 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (54%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 7950 3GB is 5% faster than the GeForce RTX 3050 overall, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon HD 7950 3GB 240000 MB/sec
GeForce RTX 3050 229376 MB/sec
Difference: 10624 (5%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3050 is quite a bit (approximately 39%) better at AF than the Radeon HD 7950 3GB. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3050 124160 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7950 3GB 89600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 34560 (39%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 3050 is the winner, by far. (explain)

GeForce RTX 3050 49664 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7950 3GB 25600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 24064 (94%)

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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Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 3050 Radeon HD 7950 3GB
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2022 January 2012
Code Name Ampere GA106-150-KA-A1 Tahiti Pro
Memory 8192 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1552 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 1750 GB/s 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 130 watts 200 watts
Bandwidth 229376 MB/sec 240000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 124160 Mtexels/sec 89600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 49664 Mpixels/sec 25600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2560 1792
Texture Mapping Units 80 112
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 8 nm 28 nm
Transistors 12000 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 4.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11.1
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that are processed 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 graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3050

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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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