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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI Radeon R9 M395X 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 59% 85%
Hitman 3 107% 141%
Resident Evil 8 59% 85%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 46% 69%
FIFA 21 20% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 124% 161%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 41% 64%
Genshin Impact 59% 85%
Far Cry 6 130% 168%
The Medium 99% 131%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4GB.

The GTX 860M has a 306 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 M395X, but the R9 M395X has 48 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 860M. As a result, the R9 M395X exhibits a 10.2 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 860M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 860M has a 306 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 M395X and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 860M providing 9.8 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 R9 M395X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 860M, and so the R9 M395X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 860M.

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 GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI and the Radeon R9 M395X 4GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 860M has 0.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 M395X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 860M is marginally better than the R9 M395X.

The GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI has 1280 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 M395X 4GB has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 860M is 1896 and the actual shader performance of the R9 M395X is 1259. The GTX 860M having 637 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 860M delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 M395X.

The GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI requires 120 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 M395X 4GB requires 125 Watts. The R9 M395X requires 5 Watts more than the GTX 860M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 M395X to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 860M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1029 MHzvs723 MHz
Boost Clock1097 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM107-N15P-GX-A1 (x2)GCN 1.2 Amethyst XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date12 Mar 2014vs09 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

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

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160.4GB/secvs160GB/sec
L2 Cache 4096 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1280vs2048
Actual Shader Performance91%vs61%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units80vs128
Texture Rate82.3 GTexel/svs92.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate32.9 GPixel/svs23.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power120 Wattsvs125 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI is a solution of two GeForce GTX 860M 2GB put together using NVIDIA's SLI technology.

Architecture
Check the Page of [GeForce GTX 860M 2GB](http://www.game-debate.com/hardware/index.php?gid=2143&graphics=GeForce%20GTX%20860M%202GB) to know more about its Architecture.

GPU
The Central Unit of each GPU runs at 1029MHz and goes up to 1097MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
Each GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1253MHz.

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

Power Consumption
Power Consumption is around 120W.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks prove that at 1920x1080, the best suited resolution, GeForce GTX 860M 2GB SLI is around 20% faster than a Single GeForce GTX 880M.

System Suggestions
We recommend a High-End Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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