NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 vs AMD Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690
AMD Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
26.48
 
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Architecture
Kepler
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GK104
 
Grenada
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
3 May 2012
 
5 May 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
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Price now
$264
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
1536
 
1792
CUDA cores
3072
 
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Core clock speed
915 MHz
 
834 MHz
Boost Clock
1019 MHz
 
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Transistor count
3,540 million
 
6,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
250 Watt
Texture fill rate
234 billion / sec
 
93.41 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
2x 3,130 gflops
 
2,989 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).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
MXM-B (3.0)
Length
11.0" (27.9 cm)
 
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Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
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Supplementary power connectors
Two 8-pin
 
None
SLI options
Quad
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB (4 GB per GPU) GDDR5
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
512-bit (256-bit per GPU)
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
5460 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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.
Display Connectors
3x DVI, 1x mini-DisplayPort
 
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Display Connectors
Two Dual Link DVI-I. One Dual link DVI-D. One Mini-Displayport 1.2
 
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Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
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HDMI
Yes (via dongle)
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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G-SYNC support
+
 
-
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
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Technologies

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 Blu-Ray
+
 
-
3D Gaming
+
 
-
3D Vision
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
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3D Vision Live
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
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DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
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FXAA
+
 
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TXAA
+
 
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Adaptive VSync
+
 
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
12.0 (12_0)
OpenGL
4.2
 
4.6

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 690 and Radeon R9 M395 Mac Edition. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
156 Mh/s
 
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Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690

Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
Higher memory bandwidth (384 vs 174.7 GB/s)
GPU Boost
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
TXAA
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
3D Vision
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)
DirectX 11
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
HDCP
Blu-Ray 3D
3DGaming
3D Vision Surround
3DVisionLive

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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