GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R7 450 vs 960 among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

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

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 450

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R7 450

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Lower TDP 65W vs 120W More than 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Significantly better PassMark score 5,813 vs 2,155 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 925 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 4,500 MHz More than 55% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 947.2 GFLOPS Around 2.5x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 14.8 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 112.2 GB/s vs 72 GB/s More than 55% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 29.6 GTexel/s Around 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 1,024 vs 512 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 32 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,616 Around 90% better PassMark direct compute score
Better T-Rex score 3.92 frames/s vs 2.62 frames/s Around 50% better T-Rex score

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 450 vs GeForce GTX 960

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 450
112.35 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 450
24.79 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 450
638.2 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 450
268.82 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 450
2.62 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R7 450
41.41 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
25.99 frames/s

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

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