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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 370X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 370X

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s vs 105.8 GB/s Around 70% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,636.8 GFLOPS vs 1,572.9 GFLOPS Around 70% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 82.4 GTexel/s vs 49.2 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
More shading units 1,280 vs 768 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 48 32 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 950

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 950

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Higher effective memory clock speed 6,612 MHz vs 5,600 MHz Around 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,188 MHz vs 1,030 MHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,653 MHz vs 1,400 MHz Around 20% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 90W vs 180W 2x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 370X  vs GeForce GTX 950 

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

Radeon R9 370X
179.2 GB/s
GeForce GTX 950
105.8 GB/s

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

Radeon R9 370X
33 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 950
32.8 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 370X
82.4 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 950
49.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 370X
2,636.8 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 950
1,572.9 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

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R9 370X  vs
GeForce GTX 950 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Trinidad GM206
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 980 MHz 1,024 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,030 MHz 1,188 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,280 768
Texture mapping units 80 48
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 33 GPixel/s 32.8 GPixel/s
Texture rate 82.4 GTexel/s 49.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,636.8 GFLOPS 1,572.9 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R9 370X  vs
GeForce GTX 950 
Memory clock speed 1,400 MHz 1,653 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,600 MHz 6,612 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 2,048 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 179.2 GB/s 105.8 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 180W 90W

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