AMD Radeon HD 7950M vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Value for money (0-100)
no data
 
2.94
Architecture
GCN
 
Turing
Code name
Wimbledon Pro
 
Turing TU106
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
1 May 2012
 
6 January 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$349
Price now
$338
 
$707

Technical specs

Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1280
 
1920
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
1320 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
2,800 million
 
10,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
75 Watt
 
160 Watt
Texture fill rate
56.00
 
201.6

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
large
 
no data
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
14000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
336.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x DisplayPort, 1x USB Type-C
HDMI
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 7950M and GeForce RTX 2060, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_1)
 
12
Shader Model
5.1
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7950M

Wider memory bus (256 vs 192 bit)
Less power hungry (75 vs 160 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060

Much newer (6 January 2019 vs 1 May 2012)
More pipelines (1920 vs 1280)
Higher memory bandwidth (336 vs 128 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
DLSS
Raytracing
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, HD 7950M or RTX 2060?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon HD 7950M and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon HD 7950M is a notebook card while GeForce RTX 2060 is a desktop one.
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