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GeForce GTX 960 vs Radeon R9 M385X

Intro

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

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M385X, which has core clock speeds of 1100 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 896 SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically, the GeForce GTX 960 should be a little bit faster than the Radeon R9 M385X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 112000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M385X 96000 MB/sec
Difference: 16000 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 should be just a bit (about 17%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M385X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 72128 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M385X 61600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10528 (17%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960 is much (more or less 105%) more effective at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M385X, and also capable of handling higher resolutions while still performing well. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960 36064 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M385X 17600 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 18464 (105%)

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 M385X

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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 M385X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year January 2015 2015
Code Name GM206 Bonaire
Memory 2048 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1127 MHz 1100 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 120 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 112000 MB/sec 96000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 72128 Mtexels/sec 61600 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 36064 Mpixels/sec 17600 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1024 896
Texture Mapping Units 64 56
Render Output Units 32 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-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 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. If the card has DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the card's memory bandwidth, the faster 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 texture map elements (texels) that are processed in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 960

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M385X

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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