GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of RX 550 vs 960 among all 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

Noise and Power

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon RX 550

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AMD Radeon RX 550

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Lower TDP 50W vs 120W 2.4x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Better PassMark score 5,813 vs 3,684 Around 60% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 1,211 GFLOPS More than 90% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 18.93 GPixel/s More than 90% higher pixel rate
Better sky diver factor score 358.69 vs 256 More than 40% better sky diver factor score
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 37.86 GTexel/s More than 90% higher texture rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 1,024 vs 512 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 32 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,730 More than 75% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon RX 550 vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
142.19 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
35.46 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
1,048.65 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
324.77 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
3.15 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon RX 550
54.21 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
25.99 frames/s

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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