NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M vs AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Comparison of GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X'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 950M and Radeon R9 M370X'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
44.96 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X 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.
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x8
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X: 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.
DDR3 or GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
1000 or 2500 MHz
32 or 80 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X.
VGA аnalog display support
DisplayPort Multimode (DP++) support
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
H.264, VC1, MPEG2 1080p video decoder
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 11_0), Shader 5.0
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 950M 8.16 +188.3%
R9 M370X 2.83
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 950M 198867 +5.2%
R9 M370X 188948
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 950M 21356 +38.2%
R9 M370X 15455
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 950M 2838 +24.3%
R9 M370X 2283
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 950M 3200 +32.3%
R9 M370X 2419
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 950M 4367 +20%
R9 M370X 3638
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 950M 15710 +19.4%
R9 M370X 13155
GTX 950M 2623 +75.9%
R9 M370X 1491
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
140 Mh/s +12%
125 Mh/s −12%
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M
188.3% faster (about 3 times) in synthetic tests
Battery Boost (saves energy while gaming by lowering FPS to a still acceptable level. Can make a laptop working on battery twice as long, depending on the particular game)
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
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)
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)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M370X
Somewhat newer (19 May 2015 vs 12 March 2015)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
So, GTX 950M or R9 M370X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 950M and Radeon R9 M370X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.