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GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon R9 M295X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 960 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 1127 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1750 MHz on this card. It features 1024 SPUs along with 64 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon R9 M295X, which uses a 28 nm design. AMD has set the core frequency at 750 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a frequency of 1375 MHz on this specific model. It features 2048 SPUs as well as 128 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 960 120 Watts
Radeon R9 M295X 125 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (4%)

Memory Bandwidth

The Radeon R9 M295X, in theory, should be a lot faster than the GeForce GTX 960 in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M295X 176000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
Difference: 64000 (57%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M295X will be much (more or less 33%) better at AF than the GeForce GTX 960. (explain)

Radeon R9 M295X 96000 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23872 (33%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 will be much (more or less 50%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M295X, and able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M295X 24000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 12064 (50%)

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 R9 M295X

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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 M295X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2015 2014
Code Name GM206 Unknown
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1127 MHz 750 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 5500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 176000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 72128 Mtexels/sec 96000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 36064 Mpixels/sec 24000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 2048
Texture Mapping Units 64 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2940 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR RAM, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is calculated by multiplying the number of Render Output Units by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 960

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Radeon R9 M295X

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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