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GPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Radeon R9 M370X Mac vs the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M.

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Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 30,252 vs 11,620 More than 2.5x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Much better 3DMark06 score 9,904.5 vs 3,637.5 Around 2.8x better 3DMark06 score
Much higher diablo III framerate 225 fps vs 69.2 fps More than 3.2x higher diablo III framerate
Significantly more memory 6,144 MB vs 2,048 MB 3x more memory
Significantly higher clock speed 1,038 MHz vs 775 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 26,947 vs 18,481 More than 45% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Much higher crysis 3 framerate 33.4 fps vs 12.3 fps Around 2.8x higher crysis 3 framerate
Significantly higher pixel rate 49.8 GPixel/s vs 12.8 GPixel/s Around 4x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 2,657.3 GFLOPS vs 1,024 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Higher memory bandwidth 120.3 GB/s vs 72 GB/s More than 65% higher memory bandwidth
Higher texture rate 83 GTexel/s vs 32 GTexel/s More than 2.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Much higher metro: last light framerate 52.3 vs 22.05 More than 2.2x higher metro: last light framerate
Much higher BioShock infinite framerate 71.9 fps vs 25.7 fps More than 2.8x higher BioShock infinite framerate
Higher turbo clock speed 993 MHz vs 800 MHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
More shading units 1,280 vs 640 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better T-Rex score 4.16 frames/s vs 2.3 frames/s More than 80% better T-Rex score
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M370X Mac vs GeForce GTX 970M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M370X Mac
111.14 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970M
313.57 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M370X Mac
25.15 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970M
59.43 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M370X Mac
560.08 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970M
1,113.79 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M370X Mac
244.59 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970M
607.23 mInteraction/s

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

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Alienware with 970M looks way better than the Macbook Pro with a Radeon R9 M370X !
You are wrong. hahahahhha my msi gs60 ghost 6th gen skylake has PCI-E gen3 ssd which gives 2200MB/s read speed and this particular model has been out for quite some time. I guess thats a typical macbook user, knows nothing about other computers and doesnt want to find out so just buy a macbook. and there are also some with 2k to4k displays. And nothing runs smoother hooked to a 4k display than msi gaming machines. Also this runs a 6th gen skylake 6700hq processor and absolutely nothing can slow it down. Besides you dont have any powerfull games in your store to run on your macbooks anyway so you only run stuffs that wont slow it down. And don't say we are comparing new pcs to old macbooks because intel's 5th and 6th processors have been out for a while but apple decided to still use 4th generation processors to rip you off so dont blame us if we are wiser. https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GS60-6QE-Ghost-Pro.html#hero-overview
Just corrected a mistake on my comment.
Yes, my SSD is not PCI-E, but SATA-III. But I can upgrade it (and I will, as soon as I have the money). Perhaps what you said holds true for other countries, but here on the Brazil I could get a Samsung SM951 PCI-E based SSD that reads at 2150MB/s (plus the 4K screen) and I'd stilll not hit the described Macbook Pro price. How much did you pay for your Mac on your country? In fact, my laptop is more recent, but I considered it on my text. It's not about the newer proccessor being faster, is about one being the ultra-high-end of its generation, and the other one being a mid-range of its generation. I think that, by the time of said Macbook's launch, the ultra-high-end would be the i7-5950HQ (or the i7-4980HQ). I know that there's an Macbook Pro model with the i7-4980HQ but it's REALLY more expensive than the one I pointed out.
Nice, I got the model with the AMD m370x graphics card. The pros over yours is the PCI-E SSD. I get 1800MB/s read and around 1500-1600MB/s write speeds. Even if you bought one for a PC, they are expensive so it brings up the price. The display on the 15" Macbook Pro is also a higher res one 1800p, plus it's retina. I also have a 4K display hooked up to this and everything runs smooth. i haven't found a program that slows down my Mac at all. Plus now you're comparing an new PC model to a an older Mac model. Later this year Apple will comes out with a new model that has the 6th gen intel with DDR4 ram and a more powerful GPU. Sounds l like you've got a decent laptop though, but I don't regret ever buying the 15" Macbook Pro.
Oh, and I'm not an Apple hater. I have an iPhone, and I love it. I think the iPhone pricing is coherent with its performance (as it beats every other phone on single-core and is very close to the best ones on multi-core tasks). Same holds true for iPad's. I have no problem with Apple as a whole, just their notebooks and desktops that are extremely overpriced. For 66% of the price of the 13'' Retina Macbook Pro with a i5-5287U, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, NO discrete graphics card and 512GB SSD storage, I'm getting a 15'' 1080p Avell laptop with a i7-6820HK, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a GTX 970M and the same 512GB SSD storage. I could also add a 4K display if I wanted too, and my laptop wouldn't cost more than 75% of said Macbook. This Macbook Pro may be a few months older than my Avell laptop, but it's still simply a ridiculous comparison. I'm getting the highest-end mobile CPU ever made and the runner-up mobile GPU paying less than I'd pay for a intermediate chip of a ultra-economic CPU line and no dedicated graphics card.
The Macbook Pro is really better at the design, as it is even used as a fashion item sometimes. There is no other laptop that gets even close on that subject. Also, OSX a beautiful and clean operating system and many people preffer it, with their reasons. But, for the two other points of yours: 1. For the warranty: Here in Brazil Avell have a warranty that is not lost if you open the laptop with the intent of doing upgrades. The warranty is three years for manpower and one year for the components. I can't say that it's better than Apple's, but it's certainly competitive with it, as I've seen they reparing, for free, during the first year, things that are out of their official warranty, such as HDD problems originated from impact. 2. For the battery life: Even though notebooks at the price of a Macbook Pro usualy have a poor battery life, since they are power hungry, as they have ultra high-end specs (unlike Said Macbook itself), I imagine that there are cheaper mid-range options with similar performance to the Macbook Pro that have a similar battery life. It's intuititve, since Apple's batteries are not magical and lower performance usually lends to better energy saving. It's not like it's "stupid" to buy a Macbook. If you're going to use it the same way you use a Rolex, I see no problem. I, myself, would buy a Macbook Pro if I had money enough to buy a real high-end laptop for my work AND a Macbook Pro for status purposes. Unfortunately, I only have money for one of them and I choose the first. The point is that I wouldn't sleep well at night if I was the one whom defined these price tags or who labeled some computers that barely can run Autocad as "PRO". Seriously.
Even if you're not buying a computer for gaming, a Macbook still isn't the best option. I'm no gamer, but I would stay with the GTX 970M for being far superior at engineering and design tasks also, for an example. Besides, if you don't need ultra high-end performance, you can get notebooks that perform as well as a Macbook Pro for much less than half the price (here in Brazil, some equal performing notebooks from ASUS cost up to 5 times less). The only point in which Macbook's are far superior to all the other options is the design. They are sexy, fashion, and you can "wear" them the same way you do with clothes. Besides that, there's also OSX, but it's questionable if it's worthy so much money. So... I hope you get my point. PS.: I'm not an Apple hater. I have an iPhone, and I love it. I think the iPhone pricing is coherent with its performance (as it beats every other phone on single-core and is very close to the best ones on multi-core tasks). Same holds true for iPad's. I have no problem with Apple as a whole, just their notebooks and desktops that are extremely overpriced. And I also think that it's kinda unethical to label as "PRO" some notebooks that can barely run Autocad. For 66% of the price of the 13'' Retina Macbook Pro with a i5-5287U, 8GB LPDDR3 RAM, NO discrete graphics card and 512GB SSD storage, I'm getting a 15'' 1080p Avell laptop with a i7-6820HK, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a GTX 970M and the same 512GB SSD storage. I could also add a 4K display if I wanted too, and my laptop wouldn't cost more than 75% of said Macbook. This Macbook Pro may be a few months older than my Avell laptop, but it's still simply a ridiculous comparison. I'm getting the highest-end mobile CPU ever made and the runner-up mobile GPU paying less than I'd pay for a intermediate chip of a ultra-economic CPU line and no dedicated graphics card.
I bought a Sager/Clevo off XoticPC and that's (Sager/Clevo) some of the best build quality and pricing in the industry.
Maybe because we're not all buying computers for gaming?
Maybe iOS developers or for best waranty (change your motherboard free after 3 years of waranty expired), quality & nice design and a 10 hour battery, and for osx
This is why I don't understand why retards buy macbooks...
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