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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 clock speed 880 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,200 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 3x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 3,176 vs 751 Around 4.2x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 166.4 GB/s vs 57.6 GB/s Around 3x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,478 GFLOPS vs 208 GFLOPS Around 12x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more memory
Higher texture rate 77.4 GTexel/s vs 20.8 GTexel/s Around 3.8x higher texture rate
Higher pixel rate 28.2 GPixel/s vs 10.4 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,408 vs 64 1344 more shading units
More texture mapping units 88 vs 32 56 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 45% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better face detection score 16.92 mPixels/s vs 0.47 mPixels/s More than 36.2x better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GT 9600

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 9600

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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

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

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

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 6950  vs GeForce GT 9600 

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GeForce GT 9600


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