Average Bench: 22.5% (120th of 597)

Based on 257 user benchmarks.  Device: 1002 6640 Model: AMD Radeon HD 8950

Very poor average bench

The AMD Radeon HD 8950 averaged 77.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Locally-deformable PRT (Bat) 60.6fps
Avg. NBody particle system (Galaxy) 55.7fps

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the AMD Radeon HD 8950 is just 14.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the AMD Radeon HD 8950 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. High dynamic range lighting (Teapot) 70.8fps
Avg. Render target array GShader (Sphere) 48.7fps
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Average Bench

(Based on 257 samples)
Min Avg Max
23.4 Lighting 60.6 71.4
31.1 Reflection 70.8 78.7
47.2 Parallax 84.4 97.3
21.4% 72 fps
Min Avg Max
18.7 MRender 48.7 54.7
33.7 Gravity 55.7 62.5
20.6 Splatting 63.9 69.1
23.3% 56.1 fps
User Benchmarks Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
The fastest GPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Dell(1028 04A4) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 66.5
Reflection 76.9
Parallax 97.8
24% 80.4 fps
MRender 54.2
Gravity 58.4
Splatting 68.2
25% 60.3 fps
Dell(1028 15CD) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.7.1
Lighting 67
Reflection 77.7
Parallax 88.7
23% 77.8 fps
MRender 53.9
Gravity 58.2
Splatting 67.4
25% 59.8 fps
Dell(1028 053F) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.11.2
Lighting 66.4
Reflection 75.3
Parallax 87.3
23% 76.3 fps
MRender 54.7
Gravity 57.6
Splatting 67.9
25% 60.1 fps
Dell(1028 053F) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 67
Reflection 76.8
Parallax 87.3
23% 77 fps
MRender 54.2
Gravity 57.8
Splatting 67.3
25% 59.8 fps
Dell(1028 04A4) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Lighting 66.7
Reflection 77
Parallax 87.4
23% 77 fps
MRender 54.3
Gravity 57.5
Splatting 67.8
25% 59.9 fps
Dell(1028 053F) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7.1
Lighting 66.2
Reflection 76.9
Parallax 88.2
23% 77.1 fps
MRender 53.2
Gravity 57.5
Splatting 66.5
24% 59.1 fps
Dell(1028 04A4) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.5.1
Lighting 65.5
Reflection 75.5
Parallax 86.4
23% 75.8 fps
MRender 53.9
Gravity 57.1
Splatting 66.2
24% 59.1 fps
Dell(1028 04A4) 2GB
CLim: 1075 MHz, MLim: 1375 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.1.1
Lighting 65.7
Reflection 76.9
Parallax 84.7
22% 75.8 fps
MRender 53.3
Gravity 55.8
Splatting 67.9
24% 59 fps
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Based on statistics from 257 user benchmarks.

Hardware Id Samples Bench ± SD Model / Price
Dell(1028 04A4) 71% 23% ± 3%
Dell(1028 15CD) 14% 23% ± 3%
Dell(1028 05CD) 12% 20% ± 7%
Dell(1028 053F) 4% 24% ± 1%
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Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Raft

System: Dell Precision M6600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $397

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