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GeForce RTX 3050 vs Radeon HD 7950 3GB

Intro

The GeForce RTX 3050 comes with a clock speed of 1552 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit bus, and makes use of a 8 nm design. It is comprised of 2560 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon HD 7950 3GB, which has GPU core speed of 800 MHz, and 3072 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1250 MHz through a 384-bit bus. It also features 1792 Stream Processors, 112 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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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

The Radeon HD 7950 3GB should in theory be a bit faster than the GeForce RTX 3050 overall. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 3050 should be much (more or less 39%) more effective at anisotropic filtering 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

The GeForce RTX 3050 will be quite a bit (about 94%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7950 3GB, and able to handle higher screen resolutions without slowing down too much. (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: Bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics 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 most pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the the card's 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 also depends on many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 3050

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Radeon HD 7950 3GB

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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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