GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 360 vs 960 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

7.5

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 R9 360

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AMD Radeon R9 360

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Lower TDP 85W vs 120W Around 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Significantly better PassMark score 5,813 vs 3,046 More than 90% better PassMark score
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 16.8 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,500 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better fire strike factor score 57.4 vs 32.98 Around 75% better fire strike factor score
Better floating-point performance 2,308.1 GFLOPS vs 1,612.8 GFLOPS Around 45% better floating-point performance
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher texture rate 72.1 GTexel/s vs 50.4 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 1,329 More than 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
More shading units 1,024 vs 768 256 more shading units
More texture mapping units 64 vs 48 16 more texture mapping units
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,625 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 360 vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
171.26 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
39.28 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
815.35 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
328.35 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
3.44 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
63.72 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
25.99 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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