GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M295X Mac vs 970 among all 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

Noise and Power

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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M295X Mac

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M295X Mac

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More shading units 2,048 vs 1,664 384 more shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 104 24 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Better PassMark score 8,563 vs 5,101 Around 70% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 score 15,071 vs 8,850.5 More than 70% better 3DMark06 score
Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 850 MHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,448 MHz Around 30% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 27.2 GPixel/s Around 2.2x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 174.3 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 2,057 Around 2.2x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher BioShock infinite framerate 107.6 fps vs 65.4 fps Around 65% higher BioShock infinite framerate
Better face detection score 105.04 mPixels/s vs 71.78 mPixels/s More than 45% better face detection score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 50.6 fps vs 30.9 fps Around 65% higher crysis 3 framerate
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,362 MHz Around 30% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 148W vs 250W More than 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M295X Mac vs GeForce GTX 970

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
321.77 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
71.78 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
1,285.14 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
409.67 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,017.16 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
5.84 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
8.69 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M295X Mac
75.35 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
36.64 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

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