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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition Radeon RX 490X 8GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 80% 41%
Cyberpunk 2077 148% 18%
Doom Eternal 55% 49%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 80% 41%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 11% 63%
Halo: Reach 43% 81%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 148% 18%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 148% 18%
Grand Theft Auto VI 176% 9%
Need For Speed Heat 80% 41%

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 Asus OC 2GB Edition.

The GTX 950 has a 102 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 331.1 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 102 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 92.7 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 GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 490X 8GB has 6144. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1326. The RX 490X having 4818 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 GeForce GTX 950 Asus OC 2GB Edition requires 75 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 490X 8GB requires 250 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950 and a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the RX 490X. The RX 490X requires 175 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 Speed1102 MHzvs1000 MHz
Boost Clock1279 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM206-250GCN 1.3 Polaris 10
OC Potential Fair vs None
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date20 Aug 2015vs01 Jun 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1653 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs-
Memory TypeGDDR5vs-
Memory Bandwidth105.8GB/secvs-
L2 Cache 1024 KB vs green tick 4096 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs6144
Actual Shader Performance64%vs100%
Technology28nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs384
Texture Rate52.9 GTexel/svs384 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs128
Pixel Rate35.3 GPixel/svs128 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)5120x3200vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs250 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 23 Ampsvs600 Watts & 42 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

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

Architecture
N/A.

GPU
N/A.

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.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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