GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon HD 7950

GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960
Radeon HD 7950
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 31 Jan 2012
Radeon HD 7950

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 960
    113%
  • Radeon HD 7950
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 960
    109%
  • Radeon HD 7950
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 960

9% higher gaming performance.
80 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7950 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7950

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

GeForce GTX 960

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 960

The GeForce GTX 960 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (5 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 960Radeon HD 7950
GPU NameGM206 (GM206-300-A1)vsTahiti (Tahiti PRO)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size228 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors2,940 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders1024vs1792
Compute Units8vs28
Core clock1127 MHzvs800 MHz
ROPs32vs32
TMUs64vs112

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 960Radeon HD 7950
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width128 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 960Radeon HD 7950
TDP120 wattsvs200 watts
Release Date22 Jan 2015vs31 Jan 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 960
    36.10 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7950
    25.60 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 960
    72.10 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7950
    89.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 960
    112.20 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7950
    240.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.10 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7950
    2867.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 960
    10380
  • Radeon HD 7950
    9130

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra, 4x MSAA, 16x AF, HBAO

  • GeForce GTX 960
    25
  • Radeon HD 7950
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 960
    47
  • Radeon HD 7950
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 960
    37
  • Radeon HD 7950
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 960
    34
  • Radeon HD 7950
    34

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 960
    53
  • Radeon HD 7950
    49

FPS (higher is better)