GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290X vs 755M Mac 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

7.9

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 290X 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X

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Much higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 80 GB/s 4x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better floating-point performance 5,632 GFLOPS vs 833.3 GFLOPS More than 6.8x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher pixel rate 64 GPixel/s vs 8.68 GPixel/s More than 7.2x higher pixel rate
More memory 4,096 MB vs 1,024 MB 4x more memory
Significantly higher texture rate 176 GTexel/s vs 34.7 GTexel/s More than 5x higher texture rate
Many more shading units 2,816 vs 384 2432 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 176 vs 32 144 more texture mapping units
Many more render output processors 64 vs 16 48 more render output processors
Significantly better particle simulation score 821.28 mInteraction/s vs 143 mInteraction/s Around 5.8x better particle simulation score
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 128 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GT 755M Mac

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Nvidia GeForce GT 755M Mac

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Higher clock speed 1,085 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much lower TDP 50W vs 300W 6x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290X vs GeForce GT 755M Mac

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
625.33 mHash/s
GeForce GT 755M Mac
19.14 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
105.88 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 755M Mac
10.24 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
2,415.99 frames/s
GeForce GT 755M Mac
393.81 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
821.28 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 755M Mac
143 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
10.65 frames/s
GeForce GT 755M Mac
0.97 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
112.58 frames/s
GeForce GT 755M Mac
18.79 frames/s

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