MSI Radeon R9 380 Armor 2X OC 2GB
MSI Radeon R9 380 Armor 2X OC 2GB
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MSI Radeon R9 380 Armor 2X OC 2GB review: 26 facts and highlights

1. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
980MHz
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming: 1784MHz

2. effective memory speed

The effective memory clock speed is calculated from the size and data rate of the memory. Higher clock speeds can give increased performance in games and other applications.
5500MHz
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8GB: 14000MHz

3. shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.
1792
MSI Radeon RX 550 Aero ITX OC: 51232

4. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
190W
AMD Radeon HD 6450: 18W

5. DirectX version

DirectX is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
12
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition: 12.1

6. RAM

2GB
Nvidia Quadro GV100: 32.77GB

7. memory bus width

A wider bus width means that it can carry more data per cycle. It is an important factor of memory performance, and therefore the general performance of the graphics card.
256bit
Sapphire Radeon Pro Duo: 8192bit

8. texture mapping units (TMUs)

TMUs take textures and map them to the geometry of a 3D scene. More TMUs will typically mean that texture information is processed faster.
112
XFX Radeon Pro Duo: 512

9. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
28nm
AMD Radeon RX 570: 1nm

10. OpenCL version

Some applications use OpenCL to utilise the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.
2.1
XFX Radeon RX 550 Slim Single Slot 4GB: 4.5

11. Supports 4K resolution

Allows you to view in ultra-high definition.
MSI Radeon R9 380 Armor 2X OC 2GB
75% have it

12. number of transistors

A higher transistor count generally indicates a newer, more powerful processor.
5000 million
Nvidia Quadro GV100: 21100 million

13. OpenGL version

OpenGL is used in games, with newer versions supporting better graphics.
4.5
Asus Cerberus GTX 1070 Ti Advanced: 12

14. render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.
32
Nvidia Quadro GV100: 128

15. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
MSI Radeon R9 380 Armor 2X OC 2GB
93% have it

16. DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DisplayPort.
1
Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000: 4

17. width

254mm
MSI Radeon RX 560 Aero ITX OC 2GB: 115mm

18. height

128mm
Nvidia GeForce GT 520 (OEM): 68mm

19. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
3
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8GB: 3

20. version of GDDR memory

Newer versions of GDDR memory offer improvements such as higher transfer rates that give increased performance.
5
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 Xtreme 8GB: 6

21. DVI outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using DVI.
2
HIS Radeon RX 470 IceQ X2 Turbo: 10

22. Supports 3D

Allows you to view in 3D (if you have a 3D display and glasses).
MSI Radeon R9 380 Armor 2X OC 2GB
90% have it

23. Supports multi-display technology

The graphics card supports multi-display technology. This allows you to configure multiple monitors in order to create a more immersive gaming experience, such as having a wider field of view.
MSI Radeon R9 380 Armor 2X OC 2GB
95% have it

24. supported displays

Using multiple displays you can create a larger work space, making it easier to work across multiple applications.
3
HIS Radeon RX 550 GREEN iCooler OC 4GB: 34

25. mini DisplayPort outputs

Allows you to connect to a display using mini-DisplayPort.
0
AMD FirePro W9000: 6

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