GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 7950 vs 960 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

7.5

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 7950

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Much higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 16,730 vs 10,767.5 More than 55% better 3DMark06 score
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Much wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
More shading units 1,792 vs 1,024 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 64 48 more texture mapping units
Better floating-point performance 2,867.2 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS Around 25% better floating-point performance
Better video composition score 69.44 frames/s vs 25.99 frames/s Around 2.8x better video composition score
Higher texture rate 89.6 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s Around 25% higher texture rate
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 32,987 vs 9,290 More than 3.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,813 vs 4,764 More than 20% better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 25.6 GPixel/s More than 40% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 80 vs 64 25% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Lower TDP 120W vs 200W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 7950 vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
382.11 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
77.81 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 7950
1,177.76 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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