Radeon HD 6950 vs Radeon HD 7790

Radeon HD 6950
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 14 Dec 2010
Radeon HD 6950
Radeon HD 7790
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Mar 2013
Radeon HD 7790

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 6950
    100%
  • Radeon HD 7790
    107%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • Radeon HD 6950
    100%
  • Radeon HD 7790
    112%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 6950

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7790

12% higher gaming performance.
115 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 6950 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon HD 7790

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7790

The Radeon HD 7790 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (4 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 6950Radeon HD 7790
GPU NameCayman (Cayman PRO)vsBonaire (Bonaire XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size389 mm²vs160 mm²
Transistors2,640 millionvs2,080 million
Shaders1408vs896
Compute Units22vs14
Core clock800 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs32vs16
TMUs88vs56

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 6950Radeon HD 7790
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
vs1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 6950Radeon HD 7790
TDP200 wattsvs85 watts
Release Date14 Dec 2010vs22 Mar 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6950
    25.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7790
    16.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6950
    70.40 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7790
    56.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 6950
    160.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7790
    96.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 6950
    2253.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7790
    1792.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 6950
    5710
  • Radeon HD 7790
    6110

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield 4

DX11, Ultra Quality,2x MSAA,16x AF, HBAO

  • Radeon HD 6950
    29
  • Radeon HD 7790
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

DX11,Very High Quality, FXAA

  • Radeon HD 6950
    18
  • Radeon HD 7790
    21

FPS (higher is better)

Medal Of Honor Warfighter

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA

  • Radeon HD 6950
    28
  • Radeon HD 7790
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Last Light

DX11, AAA standard, 16xAF, Motion Blur normal, Tesselation normal

  • Radeon HD 6950
    22
  • Radeon HD 7790
    25

FPS (higher is better)