AMD Radeon R9 M390 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.
General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 M390 and GeForce GTX 860M 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.
Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.
Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.
Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.
Rendering quality tests
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M390 and GeForce GTX 860M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
R9 M390 satisfies 85% minimum and 72% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
GTX 860M satisfies 84% minimum and 72% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
Competitors of Radeon R9 M390 from NVIDIA
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R9 M390 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 860M, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R9 M390:
Competitors of GeForce GTX 860M from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 860M from AMD is Radeon RX Vega 9, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 860M:
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M390
0.9% better performance in benchmarks
Much newer (9 June 2015 vs 12 March 2014)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1024 vs 640)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M
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)
So, which one is the better GPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M390 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
We selected several comparisons of video cards with performance more or less close to those reviewed, providing you with more probable options to consider.