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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8950

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8950

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Better floating-point performance 4,147 GFLOPS vs 2,257.9 GFLOPS Around 85% better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s Around 25% higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more shading units 2,304 vs 1,152 Twice as many shading units
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Higher pixel rate 43.2 GPixel/s vs 23.52 GPixel/s Around 85% higher pixel rate
Higher texture rate 129.6 GTexel/s vs 94.1 GTexel/s Around 40% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 144 vs 96 48 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 760

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 980 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8950  vs GeForce GTX 760 

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

Radeon HD 8950
240 GB/s
GeForce GTX 760
192.3 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 8950
43.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 760
23.52 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8950
129.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 760
94.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8950
4,147 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 760
2,257.9 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 8950  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Curaçao PRO GK116
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz 980 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,304 1,152
Texture mapping units 144 96
Render output processors 48 32
Pixel rate 43.2 GPixel/s 23.52 GPixel/s
Texture rate 129.6 GTexel/s 94.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 4,147 GFLOPS 2,257.9 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon HD 8950  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit 256 bit
Memory 3,072 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 240 GB/s 192.3 GB/s

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