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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon E8870

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon E8870

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More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Lower TDP 75W vs 120W Around 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,000 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 16 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 1,536 GFLOPS More than 50% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Slightly higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 48 GTexel/s More than 50% higher texture rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon E8870  vs GeForce GTX 960 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon E8870
96 GB/s
GeForce GTX 960
112.2 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon E8870
16 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 960
36.1 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon E8870
48 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 960
72.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon E8870
1,536 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 960
2,308.1 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon E8870  vs
GeForce GTX 960 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Saturn GM206
Market Laptop Desktop
Clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,127 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 768 1,024
Texture mapping units 48 64
Render output processors 16 32
Pixel rate 16 GPixel/s 36.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 48 GTexel/s 72.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,536 GFLOPS 2,308.1 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon E8870  vs
GeForce GTX 960 
Memory clock speed 1,500 MHz 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 96 GB/s 112.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 75W 120W

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