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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M295X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M295X

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Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 80.2 GB/s Around 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,961.4 GFLOPS vs 1,914.9 GFLOPS Around 55% better floating-point performance
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
Higher texture rate 92.5 GTexel/s vs 59.8 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
Significantly wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 965M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M

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Higher clock speed 935 MHz vs 723 MHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Slightly higher pixel rate 29.92 GPixel/s vs 23.14 GPixel/s Around 30% higher pixel rate

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 M295X  vs GeForce GTX 965M 

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

Radeon R9 M295X
160 GB/s
GeForce GTX 965M
80.2 GB/s

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

Radeon R9 M295X
23.14 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 965M
29.92 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 M295X
92.5 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 965M
59.8 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 M295X
2,961.4 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 965M
1,914.9 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


Radeon R9 M295X  vs
GeForce GTX 965M 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Amethyst GM204
Market Laptop Laptop
Clock speed 723 MHz 935 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 2,048 1,024
Texture mapping units 128 64
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 23.14 GPixel/s 29.92 GPixel/s
Texture rate 92.5 GTexel/s 59.8 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 2,961.4 GFLOPS 1,914.9 GFLOPS


Radeon R9 M295X  vs
GeForce GTX 965M 
Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,253 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz 5,012 MHz
Memory bus 256 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 160 GB/s 80.2 GB/s

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