GeForce GTX 970 vs Radeon R9 390

GeForce GTX 970
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 970
Radeon R9 390
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2015
Radeon R9 390

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390
    113%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 970
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390
    110%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 970

127 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 390 .
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 390

10% higher gaming performance.
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.

Radeon R9 390

HWBench recommends Radeon R9 390

The Radeon R9 390 is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (25 combinations of games and resolutions).



Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 970Radeon R9 390
GPU NameGM204 (GM204-200-A1)vsGrenada (Grenada PRO)
Fab Process28 nmvs28 nm
Die Size398 mm²vs438 mm²
Transistors5,200 millionvs6,200 million
Shaders1664vs2560
Compute Units13vs40
Core clock1050 MHzvs1000 MHz
ROPs56vs64
TMUs104vs160

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 970Radeon R9 390
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs512 bit
Memory Speed1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
vs1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size4096 Mbvs8192 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 970Radeon R9 390
TDP148 wattsvs275 watts
Release Date19 Sep 2014vs18 Jun 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 970
    58.80 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 390
    64.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 970
    109.20 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 390
    160.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 970
    224.40 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 390
    384.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 970
    3494.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 390
    5120.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 970
    15750
  • Radeon R9 390
    17820

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 970
    64
  • Radeon R9 390
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    47
  • Radeon R9 390
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    53
  • Radeon R9 390
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    76
  • Radeon R9 390
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    54
  • Radeon R9 390
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    77
  • Radeon R9 390
    87

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    62
  • Radeon R9 390
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 970
    64
  • Radeon R9 390
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    44
  • Radeon R9 390
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 970
    41
  • Radeon R9 390
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    36
  • Radeon R9 390
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    37
  • Radeon R9 390
    45

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    44
  • Radeon R9 390
    56

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    39
  • Radeon R9 390
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    45
  • Radeon R9 390
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 970
    45
  • Radeon R9 390
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    30
  • Radeon R9 390
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 970
    25
  • Radeon R9 390
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    25
  • Radeon R9 390
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 5

Ultra quality DirectX11 Windows10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    18
  • Radeon R9 390
    23

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    20
  • Radeon R9 390
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    21
  • Radeon R9 390
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

Ultra Quality, DirectX 12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    26
  • Radeon R9 390
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 970
    23
  • Radeon R9 390
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 970
    16
  • Radeon R9 390
    18

FPS (higher is better)