GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M395X vs 960 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

7.3

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 M395X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 M395X

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Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 2,048 MB 4x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 112.2 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
More shading units 2,048 vs 1,024 Twice as many shading units
More texture mapping units 128 vs 64 Twice as many texture mapping units
Better T-Rex score 5.72 frames/s vs 3.92 frames/s More than 45% better T-Rex score
Front view of GeForce GTX 960

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 960

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 723 MHz More than 55% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Better 3DMark06 score 10,767.5 vs 8,656 Around 25% better 3DMark06 score
Higher pixel rate 36.1 GPixel/s vs 23.14 GPixel/s More than 55% higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 3,046 vs 2,310 More than 30% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 120W vs 250W 2.1x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M395X vs GeForce GTX 960

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
413.33 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 960
111.95 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
65.37 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 960
69.13 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
777.36 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
780.9 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
295.61 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 960
710.39 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
5.72 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
3.92 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
65.91 frames/s
GeForce GTX 960
25.99 frames/s

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

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