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GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon R9 390 8G

Intro

The GeForce GTX 960 comes with a clock frequency of 1127 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1750 MHz. It also makes use of a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 1024 SPUs, 64 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 390 8G, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 1000 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 1500 MHz on this specific card. It features 2560 SPUs along with 160 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

Radeon R9 390 8G 12733 points
GeForce GTX 960 7627 points
Difference: 5106 (67%)

Zcash Mining Hash Rate

Radeon R9 390 8G 326 Sol/s
GeForce GTX 960 154 Sol/s
Difference: 172 (112%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

Radeon R9 390 8G 28 Mh/s
GeForce GTX 960 11 Mh/s
Difference: 17 (155%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 960 120 Watts
Radeon R9 390 8G 275 Watts
Difference: 155 Watts (129%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 390 8G should be 243% quicker than the GeForce GTX 960 in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

Radeon R9 390 8G 384000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 272000 (243%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 390 8G is a lot (approximately 122%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 960. (explain)

Radeon R9 390 8G 160000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 87872 (122%)

Pixel Rate

If running with lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the Radeon R9 390 8G is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

Radeon R9 390 8G 64000 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 27936 (77%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 960

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 960 Radeon R9 390 8G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2015 June 2015
Code Name GM206 Grenada PRO
Memory 2048 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1127 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 275 watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 384000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 72128 Mtexels/sec 160000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 36064 Mpixels/sec 64000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 2560
Texture Mapping Units 64 160
Render Output Units 32 64
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 512-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2940 million 6200 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory clock speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly record to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 960

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Radeon R9 390 8G

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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