NVIDIA GeForce 920M vs AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

NVIDIA GeForce 920M
AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

General info

Comparison of GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Kepler 2.0
 
GCN 1.1
Code name
GK208B
 
Kaveri
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
13 March 2015
 
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Technical specs

GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri)'s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
384
Core clock speed
954 MHz
 
533 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
654 MHz
Transistor count
915 million
 
2410 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
33 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
12.4 GTexel / s
 
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Floating-point performance
297.6 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri) compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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medium sized
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
 
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Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri): its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
DDR3
 
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Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
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Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64 / 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
 
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Memory bandwidth
14.4 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
-
 
+

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri).
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri). You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
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Optimus
+
 
-
GameWorks
+
 
-
3D Vision / 3DTV Play
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
Verde Drivers
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
12 (FL 12_0)
OpenGL
4.5
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

920M 3.50
R6 (Kaveri) 3.50

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

920M 7242 +35.7%
R6 (Kaveri) 5336

3DMark Fire Strike Score

920M 1048 +48%
R6 (Kaveri) 708

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

920M 1162 +50.7%
R6 (Kaveri) 771

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

920M 1719 +45.2%
R6 (Kaveri) 1184

3DMark Vantage Performance

920M 5587 +35.8%
R6 (Kaveri) 4114

Passmark

920M 735 +6.4%
R6 (Kaveri) 691

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri). Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
40 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce 920M and Radeon R6 (Kaveri) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 920M

Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
Verde Drivers
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
3DTV Play
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
GameWorks
3D Vision / 3DTV Play

Advantages of AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri)

UVD 4.2
VCE 2.0

So, 920M or R6 (Kaveri)?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 920M and AMD Radeon R6 (Kaveri). The differences in performance seem too small.
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