GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 380X vs 960 among Desktop GPUs


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960  based on its compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 380X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 380X

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Significantly higher memory bandwidth 182.4 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 65% higher memory bandwidth
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Better floating-point performance 3,973 GFLOPS vs 2,308.1 GFLOPS More than 70% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 124.2 GTexel/s vs 72.1 GTexel/s More than 70% higher texture rate
Much better bitcoin mining score 478.65 mHash/s vs 111.95 mHash/s More than 4.2x better bitcoin mining score
Significantly more shading units 2,048 vs 1,024 Twice as many shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,700 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 970 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 80 vs 59 More than 35% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,425 MHz Around 25% higher memory clock speed
Lower TDP 120W vs 190W More than 35% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 380X vs GeForce GTX 960

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380X
478.65 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380X
81.44 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 380X
1,498.03 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Metro: Last Light

Battlefield 3

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Much respect for objectiveness, I had a choice before the mining crap went down to buy a GPU, it was either 960 or 380X, I don't think I would be playing Far Cry 5 on very high today if I went with 960...
Okay, what in the holy F is this???????
Wait, so the 380x beats the 960 in everything except clock/mem speed and BF3 frame rates, and the 960 wins?! Bullsh*t. "Ooh, my GTX is a big number! It's better than everything else!" xP
R9 380X cleary better gpu....But here gpuboss money taking=nvidia wins!SHAME on you
WTH? Im an NVIDIA FANBOY..... But i think AMD R9 380X won here right? wth? so im going to purchase AMD :) much cheaper much better.
I have a 960. The version they used to benchmark this with and I assure you it does not get any of these scores or the performance this says it does. I would I highly recommend getting a r9 380x. I compared a 380x to my friends 970 and they were literally neck and neck.
yes i agree theirs no way the 960 beats it, my friend has a 960 and i have a 380x we both have same cpus coincidentally lol but i always have the much better performance
I cant believe that this site is that stupid, r9 380x is better in almost every game by 10fps on every resolution. funny
this page needs to die.
I think some web to compare GPUs is fanboy of NVIDIA.....
tut mir leid, ich nict wise deutsch das gut, nur ich sehen wus du sagen. die 380x ist ein "halt spalt" karte, es ist zwischen der 960 und der 970. auch der 380 und der 390. tut mir leid für die schlecht gemacht Deutsch, eigentlich weiß ich leider mehr Deutsch als die meisten von uns dumm Amerikaner. wünschte, ich wüsste mehr und könnte mehr Sinn zu machen. (dieser Teil wurde mit Google getan zu übersetzen)
Die R9 380X ist in vielen Bereichen doppelt so schnell als die GTX 960. Dafür sind die Pixel bei der GTX 960 bisschen schneller, aber das merkt man nicht so. Die R9 380 war schon besser als die gtx 960, also wird die r9 380X noch besser sein.
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