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Front view of Radeon HD 8950

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AMD Radeon HD 8950

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon HD 8950 vs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 690.

Front view of GeForce GTX 690

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 690

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much higher memory bandwidth 384.6 GB/s vs 240 GB/s More than 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 5,331 vs 3,120 More than 70% better PassMark score
Significantly higher texture rate 234.2 GTexel/s vs 129.6 GTexel/s More than 80% higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 5,621.8 GFLOPS vs 4,147 GFLOPS More than 35% better floating-point performance
Many more texture mapping units 256 vs 144 112 more texture mapping units
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 35% more memory
Higher pixel rate 58.56 GPixel/s vs 43.2 GPixel/s More than 35% higher pixel rate
More shading units 3,072 vs 2,304 768 more shading units
More render output processors 64 vs 48 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 384 bit Around 35% wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,523 vs 1,741 Around 45% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8950 vs GeForce GTX 690

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
181.51 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 690
156.19 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
40.31 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 690
44.37 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
795.33 frames/s
GeForce GTX 690
1,403.86 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
321.98 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 690
403.76 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
3.33 frames/s
GeForce GTX 690
3.66 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 8950
64.21 frames/s
GeForce GTX 690
29.84 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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