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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire
Cyberpunk 2077 31% 55%
Call of Duty Warzone 5% 13%
Valorant 91% 89%
Grand Theft Auto VI 46% 72%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 31% 55%
Doom Eternal 3% 15%
Death Stranding 1% 19%
Marvel's Avengers 31% 55%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 11% 5%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 8% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire.

The GTX 960 has a 403 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950, but the HD 7950 has 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 960. As a result, the HD 7950 exhibits a 30 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 960. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 960 has a 403 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 960 providing 25.8 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 960 was released over a year more recently than the HD 7950, and so the GTX 960 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 7950.

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 GTX 960 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 7950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 7950 has 255.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 960, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7950 is massively better than the GTX 960.

The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire has 3584. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 960 is 3641 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7950 is 2818. The GTX 960 having 823 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 7950 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI requires 300 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition Crossfire. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 960.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1253 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock1317 MHzvs925 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-300-A1 (x2)GCN 1.0 Tahiti PRO2 (x2)
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date05 May 2015vs01 Aug 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
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1920x1080
10
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9.6
2560x1440
8
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3840x2160
5.8
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GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1753 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs768 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth224.4GB/secvs480GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 1536 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs3584
Actual Shader Performance100%vs100%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs224
Texture Rate160.4 GTexel/svs190.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs64
Pixel Rate80.2 GPixel/svs54.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power300 Watts-
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4790K 4-Core 4.0GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM16 GBvs12 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution2560x1600vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 960 Asus Turbo OC 4GB Edition put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

GPU: Changes
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Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance over the reference GeForce GTX 960 2GB in SLI.
The Crossfire setup of Radeon HD 7950 Boost Edition.
Recommended CPU
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