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GeForce GTX 880M vs Radeon R9 M395X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 880M has a GPU clock speed of 954 MHz, and the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM runs at 1000 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 1536 Stream Processors, 128 Texture Address Units, and 32 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 M395X, which comes with clock speeds of 723 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 Texture Address Units and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M395X 125 Watts
GeForce GTX 880M 130 Watts
Difference: 5 Watts (4%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R9 M395X should theoretically be much better than the GeForce GTX 880M in general. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 160000 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 880M 128000 MB/sec
Difference: 32000 (25%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 880M should be quite a bit (about 32%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon R9 M395X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 880M 122112 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 92544 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 29568 (32%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 880M should be quite a bit (more or less 32%) better at anti-aliasing than the Radeon R9 M395X, and capable of handling higher screen resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 880M 30528 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 23136 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7392 (32%)

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 880M

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Radeon R9 M395X

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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 880M Radeon R9 M395X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year March 12 2014 2015
Code Name GK104 Tonga
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 954 MHz 723 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 130 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 128000 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 122112 Mtexels/sec 92544 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 30528 Mpixels/sec 23136 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 2048
Texture Mapping Units 128 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-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 maximum amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transported past the external memory interface within a second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core 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 per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is calculated by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 880M

Amazon.com

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Radeon R9 M395X

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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