GeForce 9600 GSO vs Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

GeForce 9600 GSO
Memory: 384Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 28 Apr 2008
GeForce 9600 GSO
Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 7 Mar 2013
Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce 9600 GSO

116 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition .
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce 9600 GSORadeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
GPU NameG92 ()vsTahiti (Tahiti PRO)
Fab Process65 nmvs28 nm
Die Size324 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors754 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders96vs1792
Compute Units6vs28
Core clock550 MHzvs800 MHz
ROPs12vs32
TMUs48vs112

Memory Configuration

GeForce 9600 GSORadeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
Memory TypeGDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width192 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size384 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce 9600 GSORadeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
TDP84 wattsvs200 watts
Release Date28 Apr 2008vs7 Mar 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    6.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    25.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    26.40 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    89.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    38.40 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    240.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce 9600 GSO
    264.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7950 Mac Edition
    2867.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better