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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M385X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M385X

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Slightly more shading units 896 vs 640 256 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 56 vs 40 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 4,800 MHz More than 45% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 43.3 GPixel/s vs 17.6 GPixel/s Around 2.5x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 1,493 MHz vs 1,100 MHz More than 35% higher turbo clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 112.1 GB/s vs 76.8 GB/s More than 45% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,200 MHz More than 45% higher memory clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 M385X  vs GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 

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 M385X
17.6 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
43.3 GPixel/s

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

Radeon R9 M385X
61.6 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
54.2 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 M385X
1,971.2 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile
1,733.1 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 M385X  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Strato GP106
Clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,354 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,493 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 896 640
Texture mapping units 56 40
Render output processors 16 32
Pixel rate 17.6 GPixel/s 43.3 GPixel/s
Texture rate 61.6 GTexel/s 54.2 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 1,971.2 GFLOPS 1,733.1 GFLOPS


Radeon R9 M385X  vs
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 
Memory clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,752 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 4,800 MHz 7,008 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit 128 bit
Memory 4,096 MB 4,096 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 76.8 GB/s 112.1 GB/s


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