AMD R9 380 Vs Nvidia GTX 950 – 2018 Comparison & Reviews

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This is a companion piece to my Best Cheap GPU For A Gaming PC 2016 – Picking A Graphics Card article. Here we’ll be looking at the raw numbers of the GPUs mentioned there. Unlike the Intel Vs AMD articles, Nvidia Vs AMD is a much closer race. For some of these the winner is clear, but for others the circumstances play a larger role in what card you should get. So let’s take a look at the AMD R9 380 and the Nvidia GTX 950.

AMD R9 380 Vs Nvidia GTX 950 – GPU Comparison

AMD R9 380
Nvidia GTX 950
Price$169.99$139.99
Passmark5,5385,261
Clock Speed918MHz1,024MHz
Memory Clock Speed
1,375MHz1,653MHz
Power Draw 190W90W
Floating Point Performance3,290 GFLOPS1,573 GFLOPS
 FutureAMD is moving ahead with a 14nm die for their next generation cards, smaller than Nvidia’s 16nm. Whether we will see a performance boost on the AMD side is unknown. Upgrading a GPU is universal though, so you aren’t tied down to a company.Nvidia has always been able to eke out a little more performance from their cards. I don’t expect their next GPUs to be any different. This years new releases will be very interesting. Upgrading a GPU is universal though, so you aren’t tied down to a company.
 DiscountsClick here to automatically apply a discount to the AMD R9 380 on Amazon.comClick here to automatically apply a discount to the Nvidia GTX 950 on Amazon.com

AMD R9 380 Vs Nvidia GTX 950 Review – Which is The Best

This one is easier than the bottom of the barrel GPUs. If you find yourself between these two cards, get the 380. Some of the numbers may look a little odd, but the in-game performance doesn’t lie and the R9 380 is the superior GPU in that regard. One thing I will point out though is that power consumption. Pretty huge difference there, this will mean a slightly bigger power supply and also more ambient noise in the room, take it from me the cheaper versions of the cards tend to be louder. If that’s a deal breaker then you can’t go wrong with the 950, but the next head to head has the better Nvidia budget GPU.




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