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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R7 A360

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AMD Radeon R7 A360

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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon R7 A360 vs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970.

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Much better PassMark score 8,563 vs 720 Around 12x better PassMark score
Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 4x higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 45% higher clock speed
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s More than 7.8x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 5.8 GPixel/s Around 10.2x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 556.8 GFLOPS More than 6.2x better floating-point performance
Many more render output processors 56 vs 8 48 more render output processors
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 17.4 GTexel/s More than 6.2x higher texture rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 825 MHz Around 45% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 384 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 24 80 more texture mapping units
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 95% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R7 A360 vs GeForce GTX 970

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Features Key features of the Radeon R7 A360  vs GeForce GTX 970 

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

Radeon R7 A360
28.8 GB/s
GeForce GTX 970
224.4 GB/s

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

Radeon R7 A360
5.8 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 970
58.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R7 A360
17.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 970
109.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R7 A360
556.8 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 970
3,494 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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