NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 vs AMD Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition
Comparison of GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
3 May 2012
5 May 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
234 billion / sec
93.41 GTexel / s
2x 3,130 gflops
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
11.0" (27.9 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5
Memory bus width
512-bit (256-bit per GPU)
Memory clock speed
384 GB / s
174.7 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition.
3x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort
Two Dual Link DVI-I. One Dual link DVI-D. One Mini-Displayport 1.2
Multi monitor support
Yes (via dongle)
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision Live
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 174.7 GB/s)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
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)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition
Much newer (5 May 2015 vs 3 May 2012)
More pipelines (1792 vs 1536)
Less power hungry (250 vs 300 watts)
So, GTX 690 or R9 M395 Mac Edition?
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