GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6950 vs 9600 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.5

Overall Score

Winner
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 

GPUBoss recommends the Sapphire Radeon HD 6950  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6950

Reasons to consider the
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950

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Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,200 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 166.4 GB/s vs 57.6 GB/s Around 3x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 3,179 vs 747 More than 4.2x better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 880 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,478.1 GFLOPS vs 208 GFLOPS Around 12x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Much better cloud gate factor score 18.62 vs 9.8 Around 90% better cloud gate factor score
Higher texture rate 77.4 GTexel/s vs 20.8 GTexel/s Around 3.8x higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,408 vs 64 1344 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 28.16 GPixel/s vs 10.4 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 88 vs 32 56 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
Slightly better face detection score 16.85 mPixels/s vs 0.47 mPixels/s Around 36.2x better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GT 9600

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 9600

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Significantly lower TDP 95W vs 200W 2.1x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 6950 vs GeForce GT 9600

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 6950
16.85 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 9600
0.47 mPixels/s

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 6950  vs GeForce GT 9600 

8.3
9.6
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GeForce GT 9600

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