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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon RX 480X 8GB GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 92%
Hitman 3 13% 150%
Resident Evil 8 13% 92%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 21% 76%
FIFA 21 56% 3%
Grand Theft Auto VI 22% 171%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 23% 70%
Genshin Impact 13% 92%
Far Cry 6 26% 178%
The Medium 8% 140%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 480X 8GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition.

The RX 480X has a 174 MHz higher core clock speed and 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. This results in the RX 480X 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 480X has a 174 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950. This results in the RX 480X providing 45.6 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 480X 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 480X 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 480X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 950 is massively better than the RX 480X.

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the RX 480X is 2560 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1299. The RX 480X having 1261 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 480X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

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

The Radeon RX 480X 8GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 480X and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The RX 480X requires 75 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 480X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1250 MHzvs1076 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1253 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.3 Ellesmere XTMaxwell GM206-251-A1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Nov 2016vs01 Mar 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900 - vs green tick
9.7
1920x1080
10
green tick vs
7.7
2560x1440 - vs green tick
5.6
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs2048 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth-vs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 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 Units2048vs768
Actual Shader Performance100%vs63%
Technology14nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs48
Texture Rate160 GTexel/svs51.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate80 GPixel/svs34.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections3vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz
Recommended RAM-8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution-1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is an Upcoming High-End Graphics Card based on the Third Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
N/A.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Ellesmere XT which has 32 SM activated and thus 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 64 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1250MHz and goes up to 1350MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of Second Gen GDDR5X, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock Operates at 1750MHz.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 150W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 8-pin connector.

Performance
N/A.

System Suggestions
Radeon RX 480X 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1600. We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950 LP MSI OC v3 2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Fast-Middle-Class GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 1076MHz, instead of 1024MHz, while the Boost Clock achieves 1317MHz, instead of 1253MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Dual Fans Thermal Design: Dual fans covers more area of heatsink to take heats away more efficiently.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 3% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 950 LP 2GB.
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