NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 vs AMD Radeon HD 6950

Price now 410$
Games supported 67%
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
GTX 465
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 607 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1603 MHz (3206 data rate)
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 93$
Games supported 67%

General info

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

Place in performance ranking476471
Value for money0.523.46
ArchitectureTeraScale 3 (2010−2013)Fermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameCaymanGF100
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Designreferenceno data
Release date14 December 2010 (12 years old)31 May 2010 (13 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$299 $279
Current price$410 (1.4x MSRP)$93 (0.3x MSRP)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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 cores1408352
CUDA coresno data352
Core clock speedno data607 MHz
Boost clock speed800 MHzno data
Number of transistors2,640 million3,100 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)500 Watt200 Watt
Maximum GPU temperatureno data105 °C
Texture fill rate70.4026.7 billion/sec
Floating-point performance2,252.8 gflops855.4 gflops
Compute performanceno data30x

Size and compatibility

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

Bus supportPCIe 2.0 x16PCI-E 2.0 x 16
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length267 mm9.5" (241 mm) (24.1 cm)
Heightno data4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors2x 6-pinTwo 6-pins
SLI optionsno data+


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 GB1 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1250 MHz1603 MHz (3206 data rate)
Memory bandwidthno data102.6 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-DisplayPortTwo Dual Link DVIMini HDMI
Multi monitor supportno data+
Eyefinity1no data
Maximum VGA resolutionno data2048x1536
DisplayPort support-no data
Audio input for HDMIno dataInternal


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

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectXDirectX® 1112 (11_0)
Shader Model5.05.1
Vulkanno dataN/A
Mantle-no data
CUDAno data+

Synthetic benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

HD 6950 6.69
GTX 465 6.82

GeForce GTX 465 outperforms Radeon HD 6950 by 2% in our combined benchmark results.


This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

HD 6950 2633
GTX 465 2683

GeForce GTX 465 outperforms Radeon HD 6950 by 2% in Passmark.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 6950 and GeForce GTX 465. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 244 Mh/s 64 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance score 6.69 6.82
Recency 14 December 2010 31 May 2010
Cost $299 $279
Pipelines / CUDA cores 1408 352
Power consumption (TDP) 500 Watt 200 Watt

We couldn't decide between Radeon HD 6950 and GeForce GTX 465. The differences in performance seem too small.

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