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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 265X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 265X

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 60% higher memory bandwidth
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 1,280 vs 1,024 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 64 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,600 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 925 MHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,400 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 120W vs 150W 20% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 265X  vs GeForce GTX 960 

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

Radeon R7 265X
179.2 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 R7 265X
29.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 960
36.1 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 265X
74 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 960
72.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 265X
2,368 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 R7 265X  vs
GeForce GTX 960 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Curacao GM206
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 900 MHz 1,127 MHz
Turbo clock speed 925 MHz 1,178 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,280 1,024
Texture mapping units 80 64
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 29.6 GPixel/s 36.1 GPixel/s
Texture rate 74 GTexel/s 72.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,368 GFLOPS 2,308.1 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R7 265X  vs
GeForce GTX 960 
Memory clock speed 1,400 MHz 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s 112.2 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 150W 120W

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