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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 M485X 4GB GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB
Cyberpunk 2077 141% 359%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 141% 359%
eFootball PES 2020 20% 128%
Control 207% 486%
Grand Theft Auto VI 168% 411%
Borderlands 3 85% 253%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 148% 372%
FIFA 20 7% 78%
Red Dead Redemption 2 141% 359%
F1 2019 100% 281%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R9 M485X 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB.

The GTX 950M has a 270 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 M485X, but the R9 M485X has 88 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950M. As a result, the R9 M485X exhibits a 52.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 950M. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 950M has a 270 MHz higher core clock speed than the R9 M485X, but the R9 M485X has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 950M. As a result, the R9 M485X exhibits a 7.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 950M. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R9 M485X was released over a year more recently than the GTX 950M, and so the R9 M485X is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GTX 950M.

The Radeon R9 M485X 4GB and the GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The R9 M485X has 131.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950M, which means that the memory performance of the R9 M485X is massively better than the GTX 950M.

The Radeon R9 M485X 4GB has 2048 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 M485X is 1259 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 971. The R9 M485X having 288 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the R9 M485X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 950M.

The Radeon R9 M485X 4GB requires 125 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB requires 50 Watts. The R9 M485X requires 75 Watts more than the GTX 950M to run. The difference is significant enough that the R9 M485X may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 950M.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed723 MHzvs993 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1124 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Amethyst XTMaxwell GM107-N16P-GT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date13 May 2016vs12 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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3840x2160
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GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs4096 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth160GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression yes vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units2048vs640
Actual Shader Performance61%vs47%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units128vs40
Texture Rate92.5 GTexel/svs39.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate23.1 GPixel/svs15.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power125 Wattsvs50 Watts
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GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-6820HQ 4-Core 2.7GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 M485X 4GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the second revision of the Graphics Core Next Architecture (CGN).

Architecture
Radeon R9 M485X 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 M485X 4GB is a Direct Rebrand of Radeon R9 M395X 4GB.
Performance is Comparable to the desktop Radeon R9 280. Therefore, even GeForce GTX 970M is still faster.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 M485X 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 950M v2 4GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the first variant of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache 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.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GM107-N16P-GT which has 5 SM activated and thus offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The central unit runs at 993MHz and goes up to 1124MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 900MHz. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 50W, it may be equipped in average sized notebooks.

Performance
Because GeForce GTX 950M 2GB is just a higher clocked GeForce GTX 850M 2GB, its performance is only about 5% faster than its predecessors and so GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is still faster.

System Suggestions
GeForce GTX 950M v2 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Strong Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Recommended CPUIntel Core i5-4200H 2.8GHz
Intel Core i5-6267U 2.9GHz
Intel Core i7-4558U 2-Core 2.8GHz
Intel Core i7-940XM 4-Core 2.13GHz
Intel Core i5-4308U 2.8GHz
Intel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Intel Core i7-4600M 2-Core 2.9GHz
Intel Core i7-4578U 2-Core 3.0GHz
Intel Core i5-4210H 2.9GHz
Intel Core i5-4330M 2.8GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesN/AN/A
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