GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 M395X 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

7.1

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  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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More memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
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 5,184 More than 65% better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 723 MHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark06 score 15,071 vs 8,656 Around 75% better 3DMark06 score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 23.14 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
Higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 160 GB/s More than 40% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Better face detection score 105.04 mPixels/s vs 65.37 mPixels/s More than 60% better face detection score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 2,310 Around 90% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 148W vs 250W More than 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 M395X vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
413.33 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
65.37 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
777.36 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
295.61 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,017.16 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
5.72 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
8.69 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
65.91 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
36.64 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
3,357.67
GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 M395X
3,562.09
GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92

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