AMD Radeon R9 M295X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

AMD Radeon R9 M295X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
n/d
 
72.55
Architecture
GCN 3.0
 
Pascal
Code name
Amethyst
 
GP106B
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
23 November 2014
 
1 February 2017
Price now
n/d
 
$130

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2048
 
640
CUDA cores
n/d
 
640
Core clock speed
723 MHz
 
1290 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
1392 MHz
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
4,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
75 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
n/d
 
97 °C
Texture fill rate
92.54 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
2,961 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile 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
large
 
n/d
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile: 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
Not Listed
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
7008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
160.0 GB / s
 
112 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
n/d

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
n/d
 
DP 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link-DVI
Multi monitor support
n/d
 
+
HDCP
-
 
2.2

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
DualGraphics
+
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
3D Vision
-
 
+
GameStream
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
3.0
CUDA
-
 
+
Ansel
n/d
 
+
ShadowWorks
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
Not Listed
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.5
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
n/d
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M295X 26.76 +9.9%
GTX 1050 Mobile 24.35

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 M295X 38132 +0.1%
GTX 1050 Mobile 38082

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 M295X 5941 +9%
GTX 1050 Mobile 5452

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 M295X 6591 +8.7%
GTX 1050 Mobile 6066

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M295X 8851 +15.5%
GTX 1050 Mobile 7664

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 M295X 29972 +12.8%
GTX 1050 Mobile 26560

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
392 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M295X and GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M295X

9.9% faster in synthetic tests
More pipelines (2048 vs 640)
Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 112 GB/s)
FreeSync
HD3D
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
DualGraphics
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile

Much newer (1 February 2017 vs 23 November 2014)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 250 watts)
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
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
ShadowWorks
Ansel
GameStream (streams data between the PC and NVIDIA SHIELD device attached to a TV. Basically allows using the PC as a gaming console)

So, R9 M295X or GTX 1050 Mobile?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M295X and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile. The differences in performance seem too small.
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