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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 380X GeForce GTX 950 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 101% 158%
Red Dead Redemption 2 47% 88%
Doom Eternal 26% 61%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 101% 158%
Need For Speed Heat 47% 88%
Grand Theft Auto VI 124% 187%
BeamNG.drive 19% 53%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 101% 158%
Star Citizen 19% 53%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 41% 81%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 380X are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 2GB.

The GTX 950 has a 54 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R9 380X, but the Radeon R9 380X has 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950. As a result, the Radeon R9 380X exhibits a 75 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 950. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950 has a 54 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon R9 380X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 950 providing 1.8 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 380X was released less than a year after the GTX 950, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The Radeon R9 380X has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 950, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R9 380X also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R9 380X has 76.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R9 380X is much better than the GTX 950.

The Radeon R9 380X has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R9 380X is 1689 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950 is 1232. The Radeon R9 380X having 457 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R9 380X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950.

The Radeon R9 380X requires 190 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950 2GB requires 90 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the Radeon R9 380X and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTX 950. The Radeon R9 380X requires 100 Watts more than the GTX 950 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R9 380X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed970 MHzvs1024 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1188 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Antigua XTMaxwell GM206-250
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date19 Nov 2015vs20 Aug 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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10
1600x900
10
green tick vs
9.6
1920x1080
8.5
green tick vs
7.6
2560x1440
6.3
green tick vs
5.5
3840x2160
4.8
green tick vs
3.9

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1425 MHzvs1653 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth182.4GB/secvs105.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs768
Actual Shader Performance81%vs59%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs48
Texture Rate124.2 GTexel/svs49.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate31 GPixel/svs32.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs5120x3200
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power190 Wattsvs90 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs350 Watts & 23 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHzvsIntel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 380X 2GB is a Performance Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
Radeon R9 380X equips the GPU Codenamed Antigua XT which is a GCN 1.2 GPU and has 32 Compute Units activated, offering 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 970MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 256-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1425MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 190W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with two available 6-pin connectors.

Performance
Essentially, Radeon R9 380X is a Power Optimized Radeon R9 280X. As of November 2015, Radeon R9 380X has no Direct Competitor because the awaited GeForce GTX 960 Ti is yet to be released.
Benchmarks Indicate Solid Performance at 1440p but Radeon R9 380X is still best suited for 1080p Gaming, as most modern demanding games will run with FPS ranging between 20 and 40 at 1440p.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 380X is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We Recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950 2GB is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
GeForce GTX 950 2GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM206-250 which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU. It offers DirectX Feature Level of 12.1 and the Third Generation Delta Color Compression Technology which increases bandwidth efficiency by 30%.
It has 6 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The central unit runs at 1024MHz and goes up to 1188MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1653MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 90W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate Similar Performance to AMD's Radeon R9 270X, using the best suited Resolution - 1920x1080.
As a Result, AMD's Radeon R9 370 is considerably slower and Large Factory Overclocked Versions of GeForce GTX 950, may match GeForce GTX 960's Performance.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 950 2GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Performance Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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