AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI

AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Vega
 
Maxwell
Code name
Vega Kaby Lake-G
 
n/d
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
7 January 2018
 
5 January 2015

Technical specs

Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1536
 
2048
Core clock speed
1063 MHz
 
924 MHz
Boost Clock
1190 MHz
 
950 MHz
Transistor count
5,000 million
 
2x 5200 Million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
114.2 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
3,656 gflops
 
n/d

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI 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
n/d
 
large
Interface
IGP
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI: 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
HBM2
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
2x 4 GB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
2x 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
5000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
204.8 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GeForce ShadowPlay
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
BatteryBoost
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1), Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX Vega M GH 25.70 +2.4%
GTX 965M SLI 25.09

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX Vega M GH 357446 +42.8%
GTX 965M SLI 250259

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX Vega M GH 59162 +15.6%
GTX 965M SLI 51182

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX Vega M GH 9327 +19.3%
GTX 965M SLI 7815

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX Vega M GH 10248 +0.4%
GTX 965M SLI 10207

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX Vega M GH 14302
GTX 965M SLI 14428 +0.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX Vega M GH and GeForce GTX 965M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH

2.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 5 January 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI

More pipelines (2048 vs 1536)
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)
NVIDIA GameStream
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)
Optimus Support
NVIDIA BatteryBoost

So, RX Vega M GH or GTX 965M SLI?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX Vega M GH and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
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