GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of Pro 450 vs 970 among all GPUs


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon Pro 450

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon Pro 450

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Significantly lower TDP 35W vs 148W 4.2x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Significantly better PassMark score 8,571 vs 2,977 Around 3x better PassMark score
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 80 GB/s More than 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 992 GFLOPS More than 3.5x better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 12.4 GPixel/s Around 4.8x higher pixel rate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 31 GTexel/s More than 3.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Significantly better particle simulation score 1,123.58 mInteraction/s vs 247.42 mInteraction/s More than 4.5x better particle simulation score
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 50% higher turbo clock speed
More shading units 1,664 vs 640 1024 more shading units
More texture mapping units 104 vs 40 64 more texture mapping units
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,369 vs 1,212 More than 3.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon Pro 450 vs GeForce GTX 970

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 450
126.59 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
198.67 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 450
25.8 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
148.39 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 450
568.63 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,202.09 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 450
247.42 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,123.58 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 450
2.43 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
6.71 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon Pro 450
39.81 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
42.52 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute


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