GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 460 vs 7950 among Desktop GPUs for under $200

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan and Cloud Gate Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 30 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon HD 7950 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon HD 7950  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 460

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 460

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Higher clock speed 1,090 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,000 MHz vs 5,000 MHz 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,750 MHz vs 1,250 MHz 40% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 75W vs 200W 2.7x lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 7950

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AMD Radeon HD 7950

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Much higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 112 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
More shading units 1,792 vs 896 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 112 vs 56 Twice as many texture mapping units
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,867.2 GFLOPS vs 2,150.4 GFLOPS Around 35% better floating-point performance
Better fire strike factor score 57.91 vs 35.49 Around 65% better fire strike factor score
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More compute units 28 vs 14 Twice as many compute units
Slightly higher texture rate 89.6 GTexel/s vs 67.2 GTexel/s Around 35% higher texture rate
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 460 vs HD 7950

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
236.78 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7950
348.1 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
55.25 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7950
64.44 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
3,347.8
Radeon HD 7950
1,677.92

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 460
3,704.69
Radeon HD 7950
2,786.65

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

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