GeForce GTX 690 vs Radeon R9 280X

GeForce GTX 690
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 3 May 2012
GeForce GTX 690
Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 280X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 690
    162%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 690
    146%
  • Radeon R9 280X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 690

46% 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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 R9 280X

50 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 690 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
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 (5 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon R9 280X
GPU Name GK104 (GK104-355-A2) vs Tahiti (Tahiti XTL)
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 850 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 128 vs 128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon R9 280X
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 R9 280X
TDP 300 watts vs 250 watts
Release Date 3 May 2012 vs 8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    58.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    234.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    109.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 690
    384.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 690
    5622.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280X
    3482.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 690
    17860
  • Radeon R9 280X
    10960

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Battlefield 4

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

  • GeForce GTX 690
    98
  • Radeon R9 280X
    72

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra Quality,DDOD, FX AA

  • GeForce GTX 690
    118
  • Radeon R9 280X
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

DX11,Very High Quality, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 690
    78
  • Radeon R9 280X
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

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

  • GeForce GTX 690
    72
  • Radeon R9 280X
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Metro Last Light

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

  • GeForce GTX 690
    68
  • Radeon R9 280X
    50

FPS (higher is better)