Radeon HD 6950 vs Radeon R7 360

Radeon HD 6950
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 14 Dec 2010
Radeon HD 6950
Radeon R7 360
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2015
Radeon R7 360

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 6950
    100%
  • Radeon R7 360
    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Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 R7 360

100 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.
Around 12% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon R7 360

HWBench recommends Radeon R7 360

The Radeon R7 360 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 6950 Radeon R7 360
GPU Name Cayman (Cayman PRO) vs Tobago (Tobago PRO)
Fab Process 40 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 389 mm² vs 160 mm²
Transistors 2,640 million vs 2,080 million
Shaders 1408 vs 768
Compute Units 22 vs 12
Core clock 800 MHz vs 1050 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 16
TMUs 88 vs 48

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 6950 Radeon R7 360
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 6950 Radeon R7 360
TDP 200 watts vs 100 watts
Release Date 14 Dec 2010 vs 18 Jun 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6950
    25.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R7 360
    16.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 6950
    70.40 GT/s
  • Radeon R7 360
    50.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 6950
    160.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R7 360
    96.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 6950
    2253.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R7 360
    1612.80 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 6950
    5710
  • Radeon R7 360
    6400

Points (higher is better)