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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 540

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon RX 540

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Higher clock speed 1,219 MHz vs 1,024 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Lower TDP 65W vs 90W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 950

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950

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Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 6,612 MHz vs 6,000 MHz More than 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 32.8 GPixel/s vs 19.5 GPixel/s Around 70% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher memory clock speed 1,653 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon RX 540  vs GeForce GTX 950 

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

Radeon RX 540
96 GB/s
GeForce GTX 950
105.8 GB/s

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

Radeon RX 540
19.5 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 950
32.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon RX 540
39.01 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 950
49.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon RX 540
1,248 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 950
1,572.9 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 RX 540  vs
GeForce GTX 950 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Cape Verde GM206
Clock speed 1,219 MHz 1,024 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 512 768
Texture mapping units 32 48
Render output processors 16 32
Pixel rate 19.5 GPixel/s 32.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 39.01 GTexel/s 49.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,248 GFLOPS 1,572.9 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon RX 540  vs
GeForce GTX 950 
Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz 1,653 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz 6,612 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 96 GB/s 105.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W 90W

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