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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 M280X GeForce GTX 765M
Cyberpunk 2077 225% 265%
Hitman 3 323% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 197% 233%
Resident Evil 8 225% 265%
FIFA 21 64% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 357% 413%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 188% 223%
The Medium 306% 355%
Genshin Impact 225% 265%
Far Cry 6 370% 427%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 M280X are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M.

The Radeon R9 M280X has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 765M, but the GeForce GTX 765M has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon R9 M280X. As a result, the GeForce GTX 765M exhibits a 4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon R9 M280X. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R9 M280X has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 765M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon R9 M280X providing 0.8 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R9 M280X was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 765M, and so the Radeon R9 M280X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 765M.

The Radeon R9 M280X and the GeForce GTX 765M have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 765M has 0.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon R9 M280X, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 765M is marginally better than the Radeon R9 M280X.

The Radeon R9 M280X has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 765M has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 M280X is 539 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 765M is 653. The GeForce GTX 765M having 114 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon R9 M280X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R9 M280X requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 765M requires 65 Watts. The Radeon R9 M280X requires 10 Watts more than the GeForce GTX 765M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon R9 M280X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GTX 765M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed900 MHzvs850 MHz
Boost Clock925 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSaturn XTKepler GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date01 Jun 2014vs30 May 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - vs green tick

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1002 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth64GB/secvs64.1GB/sec
L2 Cache - vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs768
Actual Shader Performance26%vs31%
Texture Mapping Units56vs64
Texture Rate50.4 GTexel/svs54.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate14.4 GPixel/svs13.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i7-3630QM 4-Core 2.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R9 M280X is an upcoming high-end mobile graphics Card, based on the 28nm GCN architecture.
Radeon R9 M280X offers a GPU codenamed Saturn XT which is at essence a mobile version of the Bonaire XT GPU. Thus, it offers 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5.
The central unit runs at 900MHz and goes up to 925MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1000MHz. Expect a rated board TDP of 75W.
Its performance is therefore positioned between Radeon R7 260 and Radeon HD 7790 and thus the card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it needs to be paired with at least 8GB of RAM and a considerably powerful Dual-Core processor.
GeForce GTX 760M is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Kepler Architecture.

The Kepler Architecture was NVIDIA's big step to power efficiency. Each Stream Multiprocessor (SMX) now hosts 192 Shader Processing Units - against the 48 of older Fermi Architecture, and has been redesigned being now clocked at the same speed of the Central Unit. This means they are more energy efficient and will consequently lead to cooler operating temperatures. However, it also means they are weaker. It can be said that one Fermi SMX is as fast as 2 Kepler SMXs.
Additionally, and not available in all GPUs, Kepler also introduced the Boost Clock Feature. The Boost Clock is an even higher Clock Speed activated when in gaming mode and becomes the effective speed of the GPU.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GK106-N14E-GE-B-A1 which has 4 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 850MHz.

The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 1002MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, Kepler Boost, Optimus, CUDA, OpenCL, DirectCompute, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 65W, it is suited for large laptops.

Despite being underclocked, when compared to GeForce GTX 650 Ti, GeForce GTX 765M ends up performing better in most cases as fast since the Kepler Boost 2.0 Technology allows an even higher Central Unit Speed, which most times exceeds the 950MHz.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is on average with the desktop GeForce GTX 650 Ti.

System Suggestions
We recommend a Powerful Processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTX 765M.
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