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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 380

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 380

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 176 GB/s vs 96 GB/s Around 85% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,290 GFLOPS vs 1,971.2 GFLOPS More than 65% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 102.8 GTexel/s vs 61.6 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 1,792 vs 896 Twice as many shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 56 Twice as many texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Higher pixel rate 29.38 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s More than 65% higher pixel rate
More compute units 28 vs 14 Twice as many compute units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of Radeon R7 360 896SP

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Higher clock speed 1,100 MHz vs 918 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 5,500 MHz Around 10% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 1,375 MHz Around 10% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 85W vs 190W 2.2x lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 380  vs R7 360 896SP 

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

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

Radeon R9 380
29.38 GPixel/s
Radeon R7 360 896SP
17.6 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 380
102.8 GTexel/s
Radeon R7 360 896SP
61.6 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 380
3,290 GFLOPS
Radeon R7 360 896SP
1,971.2 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 380  vs
R7 360 896SP 
GPU brand AMD AMD
GPU name Antigua Tobago
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 918 MHz 1,100 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card AMD Radeon R9 380 970 MHz 2 GB AMD Radeon R7 360 896SP 1.1 GHz 2 GB

raw performance

Shading units 1,792 896
Texture mapping units 112 56
Render output processors 32 16
Compute units 28 14
Pixel rate 29.38 GPixel/s 17.6 GPixel/s
Texture rate 102.8 GTexel/s 61.6 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,290 GFLOPS 1,971.2 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R9 380  vs
R7 360 896SP 
Memory clock speed 1,375 MHz 1,500 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,500 MHz 6,000 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 176 GB/s 96 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 190W 85W

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