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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB Radeon R9 M395X 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 26% 85%
Hitman 3 63% 141%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 15% 69%
Resident Evil 8 26% 85%
FIFA 21 37% 7%
Grand Theft Auto VI 77% 161%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 11% 64%
Genshin Impact 26% 85%
The Medium 57% 131%
Far Cry 6 82% 168%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4GB.

The GTX 980MX has a 315 MHz higher core clock speed but 24 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the R9 M395X. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 980MX manages to provide 15.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 980MX has a 315 MHz higher core clock speed and 32 more Render Output Units than the R9 M395X. This results in the GTX 980MX providing 43.3 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 GTX 980MX was released less than a year after the R9 M395X, 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 980MX has 4096 MB more video memory than the R9 M395X, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 980MX also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 980MX has 0.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R9 M395X, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 980MX is marginally better than the R9 M395X.

The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB has 1664 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R9 M395X 4GB has 2048. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 980MX is 2534 and the actual shader performance of the R9 M395X is 1259. The GTX 980MX having 1275 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 980MX delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the R9 M395X.

The GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB requires 122 Watts to run and the Radeon R9 M395X 4GB requires 125 Watts. The R9 M395X requires 3 Watts more than the GTX 980MX 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 980MX.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1038 MHzvs723 MHz
Boost Clock1128 MHzvs-
ArchitectureMaxwell GM204GCN 1.2 Amethyst XT
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date01 Jun 2016vs09 Jun 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900 - vs green tick
9.8
1920x1080
9.4
green tick vs
7.8
2560x1440 - vs green tick
5.7
3840x2160 - vs green tick
4.2

GPU Memory

Memory8192 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1253 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth160.4GB/secvs160GB/sec
L2 Cache 2048 KB green tick vs 768 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1664vs2048
Actual Shader Performance100%vs61%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units104vs128
Texture Rate108 GTexel/svs92.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units64vs32
Pixel Rate66.4 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 Power122 Wattsvs125 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6920HQ 4-Core 2.9GHzvsIntel 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 980MX 8GB is a High-End Mobile Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB Features a GPU Codenamed GM204-??? which is a Second Gen Maxwell GPU and is identical to the GM204-200-A1 used on the Desktop GeForce GTX 970.
It has 13 Stream Multiprocessors activated and offers 1664 Shader Processing Units, 104 TMUs and 64 ROPs.

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

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 8GB.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 122W, it may only be used on Very Large Notebooks.

Performance
Product Not Released Yet.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 980MX 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. 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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