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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition Radeon RX 480 4GB
Halo: Reach 43% 68%
Cyberpunk 2077 148% 37%
Red Dead Redemption 2 80% 0%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 11% 38%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80% 0%
Doom Eternal 55% 14%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 148% 37%
Grand Theft Auto VI 176% 53%
FIFA 20 4% 47%
Need For Speed Heat 80% 0%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition.

The RX 480 has a 18 MHz higher core clock speed and 96 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. This results in the RX 480 providing 108.4 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 RX 480 has a 18 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX 480 providing 0.5 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 RX 480 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 480 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the RX 480 also has superior memory performance overall.

The RX 480 has 118.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the RX 480 is massively better than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 480 4GB has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1326 and the actual shader performance of the RX 480 is 2917. The RX 480 having 1591 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The RX 480 transistor size technology is 14 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 950. This means that the RX 480 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 950.

The GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 480 4GB requires 120 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the RX 480. The RX 480 requires 45 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 480 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1102 MHzvs1120 MHz
Boost Clock1279 MHzvs1266 MHz
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-250GCN 1.3 Ellesmere XT
OC Potential Fair vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date20 Aug 2015vs01 Jun 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
9.8
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
7.7
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
5.6
vs green tick
7.6
3840x2160
4
vs green tick
5.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs1750 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth105.8GB/secvs224GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs2304
Actual Shader Performance64%vs100%
Technology28nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs144
Texture Rate52.9 GTexel/svs161.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate35.3 GPixel/svs35.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs120 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs450 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 2GB, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1102MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1317MHz, instead of 1279MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Twin optimized fans carefully selected by engineers drive 2X greater airflow while maintaining 3X quieter performance, combining enhanced cooling with a more pleasant gaming and computing environment.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 4% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 2GB.
Overview
Radeon RX 480 4GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which is a Forth Gen GCN GPU and has 36 SM activated and thus offers 2304 Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit runs at 1120MHz and goes up to 1266MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of Fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 120W, it requires at least a 450W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Radeon RX 480 4GB is, on average, as fast as GeForce GTX 970.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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