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GeForce GTX 960M vs Radeon R5 M330

Intro

The GeForce GTX 960M makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1096 MHz. The GDDR5 memory works at a speed of 1000 MHz on this specific card. It features 640 SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R5 M330, which has core clock speeds of 1030 MHz on the GPU, and 900 MHz on the 2048 MB of DDR3 RAM. It features 320 SPUs as well as 20 Texture Address Units and 8 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the GeForce GTX 960M should theoretically be much better than the Radeon R5 M330 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 64000 MB/sec
Radeon R5 M330 14400 MB/sec
Difference: 49600 (344%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M is much (approximately 113%) better at AF than the Radeon R5 M330. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 43840 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R5 M330 20600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 23240 (113%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M will be quite a bit (about 113%) faster with regards to AA than the Radeon R5 M330, and also able to handle higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 17536 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R5 M330 8240 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 9296 (113%)

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 960M

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Radeon R5 M330

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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 960M Radeon R5 M330
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 12 2015 2015
Code Name GM107 Oland
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1096 MHz 1030 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 1800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 65 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 64000 MB/sec 14400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 43840 Mtexels/sec 20600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 17536 Mpixels/sec 8240 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 640 320
Texture Mapping Units 40 20
Render Output Units 16 8
Bus Type GDDR5 DDR3
Bus Width 128-bit 64-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 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's bus width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 960M

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Radeon R5 M330

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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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