GeForce GTX 690 vs Radeon R9 295X2

GeForce GTX 690
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 3 May 2012
GeForce GTX 690
Radeon R9 295X2
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Apr 2014
Radeon R9 295X2

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 690
    100%
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    148%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 690

200 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 295X2 .
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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 295X2

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 48% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Radeon R9 295X2

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 295X2

The Radeon R9 295X2 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 690Radeon R9 295X2
GPU NameGK104 (GK104-355-A2)vsVesuvius (Vesuvius XT)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size294 mm²vs438 mm²
Transistors3,540 millionvs6,200 million
Shaders1536vs2816
Compute Units8vs44
Core clock915 MHzvs1018 MHz
ROPs32vs64
TMUs128vs176

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 690Radeon R9 295X2
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bit x2vs512 bit x2
Memory Speed1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 690Radeon R9 295X2
TDP300 wattsvs500 watts
Release Date3 May 2012vs29 Apr 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    58.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    130.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    234.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    358.40 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 690
    384.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    640.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 690
    5622.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    11466.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 690
    17860
  • Radeon R9 295X2
    26440

Points (higher is better)