GeForce GTX 690 vs Radeon R9 380X

GeForce GTX 690
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 3 May 2012
GeForce GTX 690
Radeon R9 380X
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Nov 2015
Radeon R9 380X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 690
    133%
  • Radeon R9 380X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 690

Around 33% higher average synthetic 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Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.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 380X

110 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 FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

GeForce GTX 690

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 690

The GeForce GTX 690 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon R9 380X
GPU Name GK104 (GK104-355-A2) vs Antigua (Antigua XT)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 294 mm² vs 366 mm²
Transistors 3,540 million vs 5,000 million
Shaders 1536 vs 2048
Compute Units 8 vs 32
Core clock 915 MHz vs 970 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 32
TMUs 128 vs 128

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon R9 380X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit x2 vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs 1425 MHz
5700 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 690 Radeon R9 380X
TDP 300 watts vs 190 watts
Release Date 3 May 2012 vs 19 Nov 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    58.60 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    31.04 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 690
    234.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    124.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 690
    384.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 380X
    182.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 690
    5622.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 380X
    3973.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 690
    17860
  • Radeon R9 380X
    13410

Points (higher is better)