GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs Radeon R9 290X

GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Memory: 6144Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 2 Jun 2015
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
Radeon R9 290X
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 24 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 290X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    151%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    138%
  • Radeon R9 290X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 980 Ti

38% higher gaming performance.
40 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon R9 290X .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 290X

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

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 980 Ti

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (71 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Radeon R9 290X
GPU Name GM200 (GM200-310-A1) vs Hawaii (Hawaii XT)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 601 mm² vs 438 mm²
Transistors 8,000 million vs 6,200 million
Shaders 2816 vs 2816
Compute Units 22 vs 44
Core clock 1000 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 96 vs 64
TMUs 176 vs 176

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Radeon R9 290X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 384 bit vs 512 bit
Memory Speed 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
vs 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size 6144 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 980 Ti Radeon R9 290X
TDP 250 watts vs 290 watts
Release Date 2 Jun 2015 vs 24 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    96.00 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    64.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    176.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    176.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    337.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 290X
    320.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    5632.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 290X
    5632.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    24560
  • Radeon R9 290X
    16210

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    98
  • Radeon R9 290X
    57

FPS (higher is better)

Assassin's Creed: Unity

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    46.8
  • Radeon R9 290X
    35.5

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    164.2
  • Radeon R9 290X
    120.6

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    113.8
  • Radeon R9 290X
    74.3

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    90
  • Radeon R9 290X
    66

FPS (higher is better)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    144.3
  • Radeon R9 290X
    113.3

FPS (higher is better)

Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    142.4
  • Radeon R9 290X
    105.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    59
  • Radeon R9 290X
    46.2

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    141
  • Radeon R9 290X
    100

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    125
  • Radeon R9 290X
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 4

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    96.1
  • Radeon R9 290X
    71.7

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    84
  • Radeon R9 290X
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    113
  • Radeon R9 290X
    83

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    76
  • Radeon R9 290X
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Mad Max

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    142.9
  • Radeon R9 290X
    107.2

FPS (higher is better)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    96.4
  • Radeon R9 290X
    81.7

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    128.6
  • Radeon R9 290X
    99.8

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    104
  • Radeon R9 290X
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Ryse

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    108.1
  • Radeon R9 290X
    88.7

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    76
  • Radeon R9 290X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    98
  • Radeon R9 290X
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    81
  • Radeon R9 290X
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    111
  • Radeon R9 290X
    74.7

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    70
  • Radeon R9 290X
    41

FPS (higher is better)

Assassin's Creed: Unity

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    29
  • Radeon R9 290X
    22.9

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    102
  • Radeon R9 290X
    77.5

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    74.1
  • Radeon R9 290X
    49.8

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    61
  • Radeon R9 290X
    48

FPS (higher is better)

Bioshock Infinite

DX11, Ultra, DDOD, FXAA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    110
  • Radeon R9 290X
    62

FPS (higher is better)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    113
  • Radeon R9 290X
    89.7

FPS (higher is better)

Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    99
  • Radeon R9 290X
    76.5

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    38.5
  • Radeon R9 290X
    29.9

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    91
  • Radeon R9 290X
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    84
  • Radeon R9 290X
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 4

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    65.2
  • Radeon R9 290X
    51.6

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    60
  • Radeon R9 290X
    50

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    86
  • Radeon R9 290X
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    58
  • Radeon R9 290X
    59

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman Absolution

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

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    84
  • Radeon R9 290X
    67

FPS (higher is better)

Mad Max

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    94.1
  • Radeon R9 290X
    72.2

FPS (higher is better)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    88
  • Radeon R9 290X
    49.9

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    89.4
  • Radeon R9 290X
    71.2

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    70
  • Radeon R9 290X
    43

FPS (higher is better)

Ryse

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    78.9
  • Radeon R9 290X
    66.6

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    61
  • Radeon R9 290X
    39

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    72
  • Radeon R9 290X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    59
  • Radeon R9 290X
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    76.8
  • Radeon R9 290X
    54.2

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    38
  • Radeon R9 290X
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Assassin's Creed: Unity

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    28.7
  • Radeon R9 290X
    20.2

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    49
  • Radeon R9 290X
    38.5

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    37.3
  • Radeon R9 290X
    25.6

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    30
  • Radeon R9 290X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    68.5
  • Radeon R9 290X
    56.4

FPS (higher is better)

Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    59.7
  • Radeon R9 290X
    48.8

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    26.2
  • Radeon R9 290X
    20.7

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    47
  • Radeon R9 290X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    41
  • Radeon R9 290X
    22

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 4

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    34.1
  • Radeon R9 290X
    28.3

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    34
  • Radeon R9 290X
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    43
  • Radeon R9 290X
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    35
  • Radeon R9 290X
    31

FPS (higher is better)

Mad Max

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    47.8
  • Radeon R9 290X
    36.9

FPS (higher is better)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    41.2
  • Radeon R9 290X
    25.1

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    49.1
  • Radeon R9 290X
    39.9

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

DX12, Very High Details, Pure Hair On, HBAO+

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    37
  • Radeon R9 290X
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Ryse

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    39.7
  • Radeon R9 290X
    33.5

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

DX11,Max Details, 16:1 HQ-AF, +AA

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    37
  • Radeon R9 290X
    24

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    39
  • Radeon R9 290X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    35
  • Radeon R9 290X
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    41.1
  • Radeon R9 290X
    30.1

FPS (higher is better)