AMD Radeon HD 7950 vs NVIDIA P106-100

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.39
 
58.43
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Pascal
GPU code name
Tahiti
 
GP106
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
31 January 2012 (9 years ago)
 
19 June 2017 (4 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$449
 
no data
Price now
$486 (1.1x MSRP)
 
$12.27

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 cores
1792
 
1280
Core clock speed
800 MHz
 
1506 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1709 MHz
Number of transistors
4,313 million
 
4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
200 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
89.60
 
136.7
Floating-point performance
2,867 gflops
 
4,375 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
250 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
3 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
5000 MHz
 
8008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
240.0 GB/s
 
192.2 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.4
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
6.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. 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 7950 17.65
P106-100 18.60 +5.4%

Passmark

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.

HD 7950 4764
P106-100 5022 +5.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 7950 and P106-100. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
381 Mh/s
 
no data
Decred / DCR (Decred)
0.78 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
13.86 Mh/s
 
no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.56 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
250 Sol/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

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

HD 7950 satisfies 93% minimum and 78% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
93%
Recommended
78%
Minimum
93%
Recommended
78%

P106-100 satisfies 94% minimum and 80% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
94%
Recommended
80%
Minimum
94%
Recommended
80%

Competitors of Radeon HD 7950 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7950 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 760, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 7950:

Competitors of P106-100 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to P106-100 from AMD is Radeon R9 270X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to P106-100:

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7950

Wider memory bus (384 vs 192 bit)

More pipelines (1792 vs 1280)

Higher memory bandwidth (240 vs 192.2 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA P106-100

5.4% higher performance in benchmarks

Much newer (19 June 2017 vs 31 January 2012)

Cheaper ($12 vs $486)

Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (120W vs 200W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 7950 and NVIDIA P106-100. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

Cast your vote

Do you think we are right or mistaken in our choice? Vote by clicking "Like" button near your favorite graphics card.

AMD Radeon HD 7950
NVIDIA P106-100
Like
Like

Similar GPU comparisons

We selected several comparisons of video cards with performance more or less close to those reviewed, providing you with more probable options to consider.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics cards, as well as rate them yourself.

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about this comparison, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.