GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 970M among all GPUs


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Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280X

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 score 28,452 vs 9,904.5 More than 2.8x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 288 GB/s vs 120.3 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 5,809 vs 4,048 Around 45% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 4,096 GFLOPS vs 2,657.3 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,012 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher texture rate 128 GTexel/s vs 83 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,280 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Better bitcoin mining score 468.39 mHash/s vs 313.57 mHash/s Around 50% better bitcoin mining score
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,253 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,677 vs 2,799 More than 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 192 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 970M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 26,947 vs 10,792 Around 2.5x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 30,252 vs 11,255 Around 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher clock speed 1,038 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
More memory 6,144 MB vs 3,072 MB 2x more memory
Much better T-Rex score 24,269.7 vs 3,356.04 Around 7.2x better T-Rex score
Higher pixel rate 49.8 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s More than 55% higher pixel rate
More render output processors 48 vs 32 16 more render output processors
Significantly higher crysis 3 framerate 33.4 fps vs 13.1 fps More than 2.5x higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher crysis 3 framerate 33.4 vs 25.8 Around 30% higher crysis 3 framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
468.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970M
313.57 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
95.62 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970M
59.43 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
GeForce GTX 970M

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
GeForce GTX 970M

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark


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well, there is one thing i would like to correct. Intel is a leading cpu manufacturer in terms of laptops and portable devices. just more power efficient than amd.
I agree AMD are fighting a losing battle in terms of Desktop and Mobile GPU's..but going bankrupt? Use some toilet roll, we don't want to see the shit you're spewing...
You do realize AMD make all PS4 and Xbox ONE CPU's right? Which have AMD's GPU's integrated into them right? Nvidia have nothing to do with that. Furthermore AMD are the leader in Laptop CPU's (using their APU's) So because AMD are losing in terms of graphics can you see them going bankrupt when they earn A LOT from making PS4 and XBONE APU's? Dem consoles doe bro!
to add: this applies on mobile platform. On PC they might do something crazy like put 4-6 gpus into 1 card and then try to compete with increases of temps and watts.
AMD desktop gpu vs nvidia mobile gpu - really ??? Well this explains a lot. AMD WILL HAVE NOTHING IN NEXT 5 YEARS AGAINST nvidia gt965+ series :) Amd will go bankrupt even sooner if someone doesnt buy in their stock.
That would imply the 980 and 970 are slower than the r9 290x
it doesnt this site is just wayyyy bias towards nvidia and intel
surprised me that the 970M almost beats the 280x =0
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