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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R9 M380 4GB GeForce GTX 950M 2GB
Hitman 3 359% 297%
Cyberpunk 2077 253% 205%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 223% 179%
Resident Evil 8 253% 205%
FIFA 21 78% 54%
Grand Theft Auto VI 397% 330%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 213% 170%
Genshin Impact 253% 205%
Far Cry 6 411% 342%
The Medium 341% 281%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 2GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon R9 M380 4GB.

The R9 M380 has a 86 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 950M. This results in the R9 M380 providing 11.4 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 R9 M380 has a 86 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 950M and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the R9 M380 providing 1.4 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 M380 was released less than a year after the GTX 950M, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The R9 M380 has 2048 MB more video memory than the GTX 950M, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the R9 M380 also has superior memory performance overall.

The R9 M380 has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 950M, which means that the memory performance of the R9 M380 is slightly better than the GTX 950M.

The Radeon R9 M380 4GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the R9 M380 is 653 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 950M is 858. The GTX 950M having 205 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the R9 M380 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Radeon R9 M380 4GB requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 950M 2GB requires 50 Watts. The R9 M380 requires 25 Watts more than the GTX 950M to run. The difference is not significant enough for the R9 M380 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GTX 950M.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1000 MHzvs914 MHz
Boost Clock-vs993 MHz
ArchitectureGCN 1.2 Strato PROMaxwell GM107-N16P-GT
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date09 Jun 2015vs12 Mar 2015
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
9.5
vs green tick
9.9
1600x900
7.4
vs green tick
7.8
1920x1080
5.6
vs green tick
6
2560x1440
3.9
vs green tick
4.3
3840x2160
2.4
vs green tick
2.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1500 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth96GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 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 Units768vs640
Actual Shader Performance31%vs41%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs40
Texture Rate48 GTexel/svs36.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16 GPixel/svs14.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHzvsIntel Core i5-4340M 2.9GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R9 M380 4GB is a Performance Mobile Graphics Card based on the Third Generation of the Graphics Core Next Architecture (GCN).

Architecture
Radeon R9 M380 4GB Features a GPU Codenamed Strato PRO which is a Third Gen GCN GPU and is identical to the Tobago PRO GPU used on the Desktop Radeon R7 360.
Strato PRO has 12 Compute Units Unlocked and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

Central Unit
The Central Unit is Clocked at 1000MHz.

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 1500MHz.

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 75W, it is suited for large laptops.

Performance
Radeon R9 M380 4GB is essentially a Slower Mobile Version of the Desktop Radeon R7 360.

System Suggestions
Radeon R9 M380 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080. We recommend a Decent Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
GeForce GTX 950M 2GB 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 914MHz and goes up to 993MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The memory clock operates at 1253MHz. The size of the frame buffer is adequate.

Features
DirectX 12 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

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 v2 2GB, its performance is only about 5% faster than its predecessors and so GeForce GTX 860M 2GB is still faster.
Still, it still offers decent gaming at 1920x1080 and most modern games should run fluently at high settings.

System Suggestions
We recommend a strong processor (Intel Core i5 Mobile) and 8GB of RAM for a notebook with GeForce GTX 950M 2GB.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
N/A
N/A
GPU Variants
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