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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 6950M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 6950M

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More shading units 960 vs 640 320 more shading units
Lower TDP 50W vs 75W Around 35% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050

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Much higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 580 MHz More than 2.2x higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 3,600 MHz Around 95% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 18.56 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Slightly better floating-point performance 1,862 GFLOPS vs 1,113.6 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 58.2 GTexel/s vs 27.84 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 6950M  vs GeForce GTX 1050 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon HD 6950M
115.2 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1050
112.1 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon HD 6950M
18.56 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
46.56 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon HD 6950M
27.84 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050
58.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 6950M
1,113.6 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1050
1,862 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon HD 6950M  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Blackcomb GP107
Clock speed 580 MHz 1,354 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 960 640
Texture mapping units 48 40
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 18.56 GPixel/s 46.56 GPixel/s
Texture rate 27.84 GTexel/s 58.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,113.6 GFLOPS 1,862 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 6950M  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 
Memory clock speed 900 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 3,600 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 115.2 GB/s 112.1 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 50W 75W

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