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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 490X 8GB GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 41% 72%
Halo: Reach 81% 45%
Cyberpunk 2077 18% 137%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 41% 72%
Doom Eternal 49% 48%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 18% 137%
Grand Theft Auto VI 9% 163%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 63% 6%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 18% 137%
Need For Speed Heat 41% 72%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 490X 8GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition.

The GTX 950 has a 203 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 490X, but the RX 490X has 336 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the RX 490X exhibits a 326.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 950. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950 has a 203 MHz higher core clock speed than the RX 490X, but the RX 490X has 96 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the RX 490X exhibits a 89.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 950. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The RX 490X was released less than a year after the GTX 950, 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 RX 490X has 6144 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 950 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 950 has 105.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 490X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 950 is massively better than the RX 490X.

The Radeon RX 490X 8GB has 6144 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1457. The RX 490X having 4687 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 490X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The RX 490X transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the RX 490X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The Radeon RX 490X 8GB requires 250 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition requires 125 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX 490X and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The RX 490X requires 125 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 490X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs1203 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1405 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Polaris 10Maxwell GM206-250
OC Potential None vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Jun 2016vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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1600x900 - vs green tick
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1920x1080
10
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7.9
2560x1440 - vs green tick
5.7
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.1

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed500 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units6144vs768
Actual Shader Performance100%vs70%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units384vs48
Texture Rate384 GTexel/svs57.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units128vs32
Pixel Rate128 GPixel/svs38.5 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.1
Shader Model-vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatednovsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 490X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
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GPU
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Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Generation HBM, through a 4096-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 500MHz.

Power Consumption
N/A.

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 490X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 3840x2160. We recommend a High-End Processor and 16GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA FTW ACX 2.0 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by EVGA.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1203MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1405MHz, instead of 1188MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
EVGA ACX 2.0 fans use double ball bearings, which offer 4X longer lifespan than the sleeve bearing fans used by competitors. The oil that is used in sleeve bearing fans makes them vulnerable and prone to failure after time when the oil dries up.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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