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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 M395X 4GB GeForce GTX 970M 6GB
Cyberpunk 2077 85% 59%
Hitman 3 141% 107%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 69% 46%
Resident Evil 8 85% 59%
FIFA 21 7% 20%
Grand Theft Auto VI 161% 124%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 64% 41%
Genshin Impact 85% 59%
The Medium 131% 99%
Far Cry 6 168% 130%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M 6GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4GB.

The GTX 970M has a 201 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 M395X, but the R9 M395X has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 970M. As a result, the R9 M395X exhibits a 18.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 970M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 970M has a 201 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the R9 M395X. This results in the GTX 970M providing 21.3 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 R9 M395X was released less than a year after the GTX 970M, 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 GTX 970M has 2048 MB more video memory than the R9 M395X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The R9 M395X has 39.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 970M, which means that the memory performance of the R9 M395X is noticeably better than the GTX 970M.

The Radeon R9 M395X 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 M395X is 1259 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 970M is 1716. The GTX 970M having 457 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R9 M395X performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R9 M395X 4GB requires 125 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 970M 6GB requires 81 Watts. The R9 M395X requires 44 Watts more than the GTX 970M to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 M395X may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 970M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed723 MHzvs924 MHz
Boost Clock-vs993 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Amethyst XTMaxwell GM204
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date09 Jun 2015vs07 Oct 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
9.8
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
7.8
vs green tick
8.4
2560x1440
5.7
vs green tick
6.1
3840x2160
4.2
vs green tick
4.5

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs6144 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1253 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs120.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs1280
Actual Shader Performance61%vs83%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs80
Texture Rate92.5 GTexel/svs73.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs48
Pixel Rate23.1 GPixel/svs44.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs0
HDMI Connections0vs0
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power125 Wattsvs81 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-4810MQ 4-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-4930MX 4-Core 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 M395X 4GB is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture (CGN).

Architecture
Radeon R9 M395X 4GB Features a GPU Codenamed Amethyst XT which is a Third Gen GCN GPU and is identical to the Tonga XT GPU used on the Desktop Radeon R9 380X.
Amethyst XT has 32 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 2048 Shader Processing Units, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is Clocked at 723MHz.

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 1250MHz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 4GB. Under most circumstances, this only proves useful in certain 3D Games whose Settings Require Large Amounts of Memory.
However, because the GPU itself is too weak to work under other circumstances in which 4GB of Memory are needed - such as 4K Gaming, a Large Frame Buffer is mostly a Gimmick.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 125W, it is suited for very large laptops.

Performance
Radeon R9 M395X 4GB is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon R9 M295X 4GB.
Performance is Comparable to the desktop Radeon R9 280. Therefore, even GeForce GTX 970M is still faster.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 M395X 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 970M 6GB is a high-end Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The Second variant of the Maxwell Architecture, despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, has an extremely large L2 Cache and features a Third Generation Delta Color Compression which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.
The Second Revision of Maxwell also adds the VXGI (Voxel Global Illumination) Technology which makes scenes significantly more lifelike and believable as light interacts more realistically in the game environment and the MFAA Technology which provides the same effect as MSAA but at a much lower performance cost.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM204 which has 10 SM activated and thus offers 1280 Shader Processing Units, 80 TMUs and 48 ROPs. The central unit runs at 924MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 6GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 192-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way adds extra performance.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Temperature
The Card is known to run cool. However, ultimately, it all depends on the notebook's cooling system.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 81W, it will only be equipped in large notebooks.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate its performance is over 10% faster than GeForce GTX 880M. Therefore, it should even surpass GeForce GTX 760 and be around as fast as desktop GeForce GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 970M is therefore the second fastest mobile Graphics Card as of October 2014 and AMD's Radeon R9 M290X is beaten in over 20%.

System Suggestions
We recommend a very strong processor (Intel Core i7 Mobile Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 970M 6GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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