290x vs m395

Discussion in 'iMac' started by slimpsy, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. slimpsy macrumors newbie

    slimpsy

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    I can't seem to find any direct comparisons of the new 5k retina m395 card vs the 290x card. Is there a significant leap between these two cards? I love my late 2014 imac 5k with 290x, but may sell it to fund a new retina 5k with m395 if there the upgrade performance is there. My imac is my workhorse but I also play league of legends, diablo 3, and world of warcraft on it.

    Thanks for any input/advice :)
     
  2. twilexia macrumors 6502

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    AFAIK the difference is minimal. You'll get a bigger difference running bootcamp and then running those games.
     
  3. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Not sure why you'd upgrade computers and then skimp on the gpu, especially if graphics is a priority to ya. Going from the m290x to the m395x is going to be a pretty decent upgrade, math says it's a 27% increase but in reality it'll likely be closer to a 20% framerate increase. Not a HUGE difference but certainly not minimal. http://www.game-debate.com/gpu/inde...ompare=radeon-r9-m395x-4gb-vs-radeon-r9-m290x
     
  4. jerwin macrumors 68000

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    there's a benchmark thread that aims to get data on every imac 5k video card:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/the-definitive-rimac-graphics-benchmark-thread.1930978/
     
  5. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Yeah Jerwin that thread is wrong. Me and other youtubers have consistently gotten 107fps in the cinebench test and 22.8 fps in the Heaven Uniengine test. So that whole thing is suspect. Being off by 5 fps in one test and more than 10 percent in another test is a pretty big problem for something like this.
     
  6. twilexia macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't say that thread is wrong. The OP of the thread tried their best to collect all the available data at the time based off what people posted. Maybe there were outliers but it's not like anyone's getting paid to collect this information.
     
  7. iemcj macrumors 6502

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    Good thinking. I figured if he made the thread he would keep track of the postings in it but perhaps not. I sent him a pm. ;)

    And twilexia, that is the definition of wrong, when something is scoring one way and it's posted a different way, that's what wrong IS. It's certainly not malice or on purpose, but wrong is still wrong, it's showing last years top model as being FASTER than this years and this is certainly not the case at all.
     
  8. jerwin macrumors 68000

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    some statistical knowhow would be useful-- average, standard deviation, etc.
     

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