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GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon R5 M255

Intro

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

Compare that to the Radeon R5 M255, which comes with core clock speeds of 940 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 320 SPUs as well as 20 TAUs and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 960 will be 600% quicker than the Radeon R5 M255 in general, because of its greater bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
Radeon R5 M255 16000 MB/sec
Difference: 96000 (600%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 is much (about 284%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R5 M255. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R5 M255 18800 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 53328 (284%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 will be much (about 380%) faster with regards to full screen anti-aliasing than the Radeon R5 M255, and also capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R5 M255 7520 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 28544 (380%)

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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Radeon R5 M255

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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 R5 M255
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2015 June 2014
Code Name GM206 Jet Pro
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1127 MHz 940 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 2000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 16000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 72128 Mtexels/sec 18800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 36064 Mpixels/sec 7520 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 320
Texture Mapping Units 64 20
Render Output Units 32 8
Bus Type GDDR5 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2940 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x8
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, 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 are processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics chip can possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - 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 R5 M255

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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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