NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q vs AMD Radeon HD 6950

Price now 410$
Games supported 67%
AMD Radeon HD 6950
Radeon HD 6950
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 0
  • Max video memory 2048 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1250
  • Maximum resolution
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1366 MHz
  • Max video memory 3 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 7008 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 1197$
Games supported 40%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance rating470not rated
Value for money0.61no data
ArchitectureTeraScale 3 (2010−2013)Pascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameCaymanGP107
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designreferenceno data
Release date14 December 2010 (12 years old)1 February 2019 (4 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$299 no data
Current price$410 (1.4x MSRP)$1197
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1408768
Core clock speedno data1366 MHz
Boost clock speed800 MHz1442 MHz
Number of transistors2,640 million3,300 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)500 Watt75 Watt
Texture fill rate70.4069.22
Floating-point performance2,252.8 gflopsno data

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCIe 2.0 x16no data
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
Length267 mmno data
Width2-slotno data
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pinNone


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GB3 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit96 Bit
Memory clock speed1250 MHz7008 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data84.1 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPortNo outputs
Eyefinity1no data
HDMI+no data
DisplayPort support-no data


Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

AppAcceleration-no data
CrossFire1no data
Enduro-no data
HD3D-no data
PowerTune-no data
TrueAudio-no data
ZeroCore-no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectXDirectX® 1112 (12_1)
Shader Model5.06.4
Vulkanno data1.2.131
Mantle-no data
CUDAno data6.1

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6950 and GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 244 Mh/s no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 14 December 2010 1 February 2019
Memory bus width 256 96
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1408 768
Chip lithography 40 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 500 Watt 75 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

AMD Radeon HD 6950
Radeon HD 6950


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q
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Competitors of Radeon HD 6950 by NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6950 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 465.

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Competitors of GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1050 3 GB Max-Q from AMD is Radeon HD 6950.

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