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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8950M

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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 780M.

Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 64 GB/s 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 102 GTexel/s vs 39.2 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 2,448 GFLOPS vs 1,254 GFLOPS More than 95% better floating-point performance
Higher clock speed 771 MHz vs 700 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 56 72 more texture mapping units
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 4,000 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 25.5 GPixel/s vs 11.2 GPixel/s More than 2.2x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,536 vs 896 640 more shading units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon HD 8950M  vs GeForce GTX 780M 

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

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

Radeon HD 8950M
11.2 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 780M
25.5 GPixel/s

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

Radeon HD 8950M
39.2 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 780M
102 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon HD 8950M
1,254 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 780M
2,448 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 780M 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Saturn GK104
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 700 MHz 771 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 896 1,536
Texture mapping units 56 128
Render output processors 16 32
Pixel rate 11.2 GPixel/s 25.5 GPixel/s
Texture rate 39.2 GTexel/s 102 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,254 GFLOPS 2,448 GFLOPS


Radeon HD 8950M  vs
GeForce GTX 780M 
Memory clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 256 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 64 GB/s 160 GB/s

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