GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vs Radeon R9 290X

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 26 Oct 2017
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Radeon R9 290X
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 24 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 290X

Summary

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    196%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

96% higher gaming performance.
110 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 290X .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 290X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (5 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 1070 TiRadeon R9 290X
GPU NameGP104 (GP104-300-A1)vsHawaii (Hawaii XT)
Fab Process16 nmvs28 nm
Die Size314 mm²vs438 mm²
Transistors7,200 millionvs6,200 million
Shaders2432vs2816
Compute Units19vs44
Core clock1607 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs64vs64
TMUs152vs176

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 1070 TiRadeon R9 290X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs512 bit
Memory Speed2002 MHz
8008 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 1070 TiRadeon R9 290X
TDP180 wattsvs290 watts
Release Date26 Oct 2017vs24 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    107.70 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    64.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    255.80 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    176.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    256.30 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    320.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    8186.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 290X
    5632.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Game benchmarks

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    154
  • Radeon R9 290X
    83

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    106
  • Radeon R9 290X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    107
  • Radeon R9 290X
    58

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    79
  • Radeon R9 290X
    39

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
    46
  • Radeon R9 290X
    24

FPS (higher is better)