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GeForce GTX 970M vs Radeon R9 M280X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 970M comes with a clock frequency of 924 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1000 MHz. It also features a 192-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is made up of 1280 SPUs, 80 TAUs, and 48 Raster Operation Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M280X, which comes with core speeds of 900 MHz on the GPU, and 1375 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 896 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 970M should perform a little bit faster than the Radeon R9 M280X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 96000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M280X 88000 MB/sec
Difference: 8000 (9%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970M should be quite a bit (approximately 47%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M280X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 73920 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M280X 50400 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23520 (47%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 970M will be much (about 208%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M280X, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970M 44352 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M280X 14400 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 29952 (208%)

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 970M

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Radeon R9 M280X

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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 970M Radeon R9 M280X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 7 2014 Feb 9 2015
Code Name GM204 Saturn XT
Memory 3072 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 924 MHz 900 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 75 watts
Bandwidth 96000 MB/sec 88000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 73920 Mtexels/sec 50400 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 44352 Mpixels/sec 14400 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1280 896
Texture Mapping Units 80 56
Render Output Units 48 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 192-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate also depends on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 970M

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Radeon R9 M280X

Amazon.com

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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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