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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R5 340

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AMD Radeon R5 340

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Lower TDP 65W vs 120W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 1060

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MSI GeForce GTX 1060

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Much higher clock speed 1,544 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 95% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 4,500 MHz Around 80% higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory bandwidth 192.2 GB/s vs 72 GB/s Around 2.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly better floating-point performance 3,953 GFLOPS vs 633.6 GFLOPS Around 6.2x better floating-point performance
Much higher pixel rate 74.1 GPixel/s vs 6.6 GPixel/s Around 11.2x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher texture rate 123.5 GTexel/s vs 19.8 GTexel/s Around 6.2x higher texture rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,759 MHz vs 825 MHz Around 2.2x higher turbo clock speed
Many more render output processors 48 vs 8 40 more render output processors
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,125 MHz Around 80% higher memory clock speed
Much better PassMark direct compute score 5,049 vs 1,231 More than 4x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly more shading units 1,280 vs 384 896 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 80 vs 24 56 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R5 340 vs GeForce GTX 1060

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

Features Key features of the Radeon R5 340  vs GeForce GTX 1060 

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

Radeon R5 340
72 GB/s
GeForce GTX 1060
192.2 GB/s

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

Radeon R5 340
6.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
74.1 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R5 340
19.8 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1060
123.5 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R5 340
633.6 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1060
3,953 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

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