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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8950M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8950M

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon HD 8950M vs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M.

Front view of GeForce GTX 770M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M

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More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 96.2 GB/s vs 64 GB/s More than 50% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 56.5 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
More texture mapping units 80 vs 56 24 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8950M  vs GeForce GTX 770M 

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

Radeon HD 8950M
64 GB/s
GeForce GTX 770M
96.2 GB/s

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

Radeon HD 8950M
11.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 770M
14.12 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8950M
39.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 770M
56.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8950M
1,254 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 770M
1,355.5 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


Radeon HD 8950M  vs
GeForce GTX 770M 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Saturn GK106
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 700 MHz 706 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 896 960
Texture mapping units 56 80
Render output processors 16 24
Pixel rate 11.2 GPixel/s 14.12 GPixel/s
Texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s 56.5 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,254 GFLOPS 1,355.5 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 8950M  vs
GeForce GTX 770M 
Memory clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,002 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz 4,008 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 192 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 3,072 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 64 GB/s 96.2 GB/s

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