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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 760 EVGA SC W/ ACX 2GB Edition Radeon HD 8950 (OEM)
Doom Eternal 71% 79%
Half-Life: Alyx 155% 166%
Cyberpunk 2077 131% 141%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 62% 69%
Grand Theft Auto VI 157% 168%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 62% 69%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 131% 141%
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 62% 69%
Minecraft RTX 202% 215%
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 56% 63%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 EVGA SC W/ ACX 2GB Edition are marginally better than the AMD Radeon HD 8950 (OEM).

The GTX 760 has a 222 MHz higher core clock speed but 16 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 8950. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 760 manages to provide 7.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 760 has a 222 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 8950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 760 providing 7.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 760 was released less than a year after the HD 8950, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The HD 8950 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 760, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the HD 8950 also has superior memory performance overall.

The HD 8950 has 47.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 760, which means that the memory performance of the HD 8950 is noticeably better than the GTX 760.

The GeForce GTX 760 EVGA SC W/ ACX 2GB Edition has 1152 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) has 1792. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 760 is 1310 and the actual shader performance of the HD 8950 is 1658. The HD 8950 having 348 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 8950 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 760.

The GeForce GTX 760 EVGA SC W/ ACX 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 760 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 8950. The HD 8950 requires 30 Watts more than the GTX 760 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 8950 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 760.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1072 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1137 MHzvs925 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK104-225-A2GCN 1.1 Tahiti PRO2
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date25 Jun 2013vs08 Jan 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs3072 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs384 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs240GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB vs green tick 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1152vs1792
Actual Shader Performance63%vs80%
Texture Mapping Units96vs112
Texture Rate102.9 GTexel/svs95.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate34.3 GPixel/svs27.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power170 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 760 EVGA SC W/ ACX 2GB Edition is a special edition of GeForce GTX 760.
This edition comes with a custom dual-fan cooling solution which by itself should allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 760 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Also, it has been overclocked out of the box from 980MHz to 1072MHz while its boost clock is now of 1137MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this edition only performs very slightly worse than GeForce GTX 670.
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is an OEM Only, High-End Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

The GCN 1.1 revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture adds new important technologies and is largely oriented for energy efficiency. New technologies such as PowerTune and TrueAudio are the biggest additions as well as DirectX 11.2 support.

It equips a GPU Codenamed Tahiti PRO2 which has 28 Compute Units activated and thus offers 1792 Shader Processing Units, 112 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode.

The GPU accesses a 3GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 384-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1250MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 200W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition and performs exactly like it.

System Suggestions
Radeon HD 8950 (OEM) is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor (Intel Core i5 Quad Core/AMD FX Six Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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