AMD Radeon VII vs ATI X1950 GT

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
2.48
 
no data
Architecture
Vega
 
R500
GPU code name
Vega 20
 
RV570
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 February 2019
 
29 January 2007
Launch price (MSRP)
$699
 
$140
Price now
$688
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
3840
 
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Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
500 MHz
Boost Clock
1750 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
13,230 million
 
330 million
Manufacturing process technology
7 nm
 
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
295 Watt
 
57 Watt
Texture fill rate
420.0
 
6.000

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon VII and Radeon X1950 GT 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 1.0 x16
Length
305 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
1x 6-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
HBM2
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
256 MB
Memory bus width
4096 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Memory bandwidth
1024 GB/s
 
38.4 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon VII and Radeon X1950 GT. 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
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
HDMI
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon VII and Radeon X1950 GT, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model
6.4
 
3.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
2.0
OpenCL
2.0
 
N/A
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
N/A

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

Radeon VII 17001 +15938.7%
ATI X1950 GT 106

Advantages of AMD Radeon VII

Much newer (7 February 2019 vs 29 January 2007)
Wider memory bus (4096 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (1024 vs 38.4 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 80 nm)

Advantages of ATI Radeon X1950 GT

Less power hungry (57 vs 295 watts)

So, VII or X1950 GT?

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