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Radeon HD 7950 vs Radeon RX 6650 XT

Intro

The Radeon HD 7950 comes with clock speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 1536 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1792 SPUs along with 112 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon RX 6650 XT, which features core clock speeds of 2055 MHz on the GPU, and 2190 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR6 memory. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 176 Watts
Radeon HD 7950 200 Watts
Difference: 24 Watts (14%)

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Radeon RX 6650 XT should in theory be just a bit better than the Radeon HD 7950 overall. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 287072 MB/sec
Radeon HD 7950 240000 MB/sec
Difference: 47072 (20%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon RX 6650 XT will be a lot (approximately 194%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 7950. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 263040 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 7950 89600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 173440 (194%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon RX 6650 XT is a lot (approximately 414%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the Radeon HD 7950, and will be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

Radeon RX 6650 XT 131520 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 7950 25600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 105920 (414%)

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 Radeon HD 7950 Radeon RX 6650 XT
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year January 2012 May 2022
Code Name Tahiti Pro Navi 23
Memory 1536 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 800 MHz 2055 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 4380 GB/s
Power (Max TDP) 200 watts 176 watts
Bandwidth 240000 MB/sec 287072 MB/sec
Texel Rate 89600 Mtexels/sec 263040 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 25600 Mpixels/sec 131520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1792 2048
Texture Mapping Units 112 128
Render Output Units 32 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR6
Bus Width 384-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 7 nm
Transistors 4313 million 11060 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 4.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.1 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.6

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of megabytes per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the card's memory bandwidth, 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 are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the 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 amount of pixels the graphics card 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 colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 7950

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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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