GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 360 vs 970 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

7.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 360

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 360

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Lower TDP 85W vs 148W Around 45% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Much better PassMark score 8,563 vs 3,046 More than 2.8x better PassMark score
Much higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 104 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 16.8 GPixel/s 3.5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 3,494 GFLOPS vs 1,612.8 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Many more render output processors 56 vs 16 40 more render output processors
Higher texture rate 109.2 GTexel/s vs 50.4 GTexel/s Around 2.2x higher texture rate
Much better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 32.98 Around 2.2x better fire strike factor score
Much better T-Rex score 8.69 frames/s vs 3.44 frames/s More than 2.5x better T-Rex score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,500 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more shading units 1,664 vs 768 896 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 104 vs 48 56 more texture mapping units
Much better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 1,329 More than 3.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
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 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
171.26 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
39.28 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
815.35 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
328.35 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,017.16 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 360
3,693.05
GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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