GeForce GTX 690 vs Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

GeForce GTX 690
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 3 May 2012
GeForce GTX 690
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jun 2012
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 690
    164%
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 690
    150%
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 690

50% higher gaming performance.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition

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

GeForce GTX 690

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 690

The GeForce GTX 690 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (60 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
GPU Name GK104 (GK104-355-A2) vs Tahiti (Tahiti XT2)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 294 mm² vs 352 mm²
Transistors 3,540 million vs 4,313 million
Shaders 1536 vs 2048
Compute Units 8 vs 32
Core clock 915 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 128 vs 128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit x2 vs 384 bit
Memory Speed 1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
TDP 300 watts vs 300 watts
Release Date 3 May 2012 vs 22 Jun 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    58.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    234.00 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    128.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 690
    384.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 690
    5622.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    4096.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 690
    17860
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    10830

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 690
    139.3
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    91.4

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 690
    137.2
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    100.6

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 690
    133.5
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    78.9

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

DX11, Ultra Quality,2x MSAA,16x AF, HBAO

  • GeForce GTX 690
    98
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    71

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra Quality,DDOD, FX AA

  • GeForce GTX 690
    118
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    139.1
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    101.4

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 690
    76.3
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    60.5

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    104.5
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    70.3

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

DX11,Very High Quality, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 690
    78
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • GeForce GTX 690
    321.7
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    168.1

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 690
    127.7
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    65.9

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 690
    153.5
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    110.2

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

DX11, High Quality, 2x MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 690
    72
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    71

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 690
    125.2
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    79.2

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 690
    51.2
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    36.2

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Last Light

DX11, AAA standard, 16xAF, Motion Blur normal, Tesselation normal

  • GeForce GTX 690
    68
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 690
    115.5
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    83.9

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    120.4
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    87.7

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 690
    175.3
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    103.7

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • GeForce GTX 690
    228.1
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    187.3

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 690
    82.5
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    78.5

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    115.1
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    58.8

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 690
    124.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    76.3

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 690
    177.6
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    102.9

FPS (higher is better)

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 690
    86.9
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    59.4

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 690
    98.6
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    64.1

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 690
    82.6
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    49.9

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    124.1
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    71.9

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 690
    56.1
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    38.3

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    69.7
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    44.3

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • GeForce GTX 690
    219.3
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    123.9

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 690
    86.6
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    47.2

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 690
    129.9
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    129.9

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 690
    87.3
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    55.2

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 690
    38.7
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    24.3

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 690
    75.9
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    53.8

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    77.5
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    58.9

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 690
    112.1
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    67.5

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • GeForce GTX 690
    227.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    152

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 690
    80.7
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    73.2

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    69.7
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    35.7

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 690
    83
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    53.8

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 690
    134.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    73.6

FPS (higher is better)

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 690
    59
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    39.7

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 690
    65.4
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    42.2

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 690
    55.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    35.5

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    89.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    50.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 690
    34.6
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    45.5
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    28.1

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 690
    71.2
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    38.2

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 690
    47.7
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 690
    58.6
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 690
    28
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    18.7

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 690
    50.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    92.5

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    49.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    39

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 690
    69.8
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    42.9

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 690
    55.9
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    50.2

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 690
    41.2
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    20.9

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 690
    51.4
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    34.2

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 690
    71.1
  • Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
    48.2

FPS (higher is better)