GTX 960 or R9 380

any recommendations between the above both 4gb cards?

geek_koru1231, Jun 22, 9:01 pm

You'll get a lot of different opinions. Some people prefer Nvidia, some prefer AMD. Every time I try to offer my opinion, certain people accuse me of being bias.

So. while attempting to be as unbiased as possible;

Both cards perform similarly. In some benchmarks I've seen, the 960 performs better. In others, the 380 performs better. This can be seen here:,4178-7.html

The 960 uses 70 watts less power (that's significant) and produces less heat, which is a bonus. It's also a bit cheaper.

I have the 960. I like it a lot.

That's about it.

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 22, 9:51 pm

380 has a slight edge on performance overall. Power consumption is a fair bit higher on the 380. In exchange you get substantially better compute performance, especially in anything involving double precision. This is starting to become more important ass apps start to use more OpenCL etc.

Overall it's a bit of a tossup really.

geek_lugee, Jun 22, 10:21 pm

I'm with #2. Don't have either, but if I was put into that position of choice, I would go with the 960 over 380 any day. This is without caring about how much power either one uses in the slightest, so that didn't play any role in my consideration.

geek_volkier, Jun 23, 9:08 am

Spend an extra $100 on a 970.

geek_kaituna, Jun 23, 9:17 am

That too :P

geek_volkier, Jun 23, 9:19 am

970 is $550. 960 is $330

geek_suicidemonkey, Jun 23, 11:34 am

The 380 is essentially a 285 rebrand. Would be worth looking for a cheap 285 or 280x (in general I think the 280x is a bit faster)

geek_vtecintegra, Jul 29, 9:25 pm

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