GeForce GTX 980 vs Radeon R9 390X

GeForce GTX 980
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980
Radeon R9 390X
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 18 Jun 2015
Radeon R9 390X

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 980
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    100%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 980
    100%
  • Radeon R9 390X
    101%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 980

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

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 390X

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.

No clear winner declared

These graphics cards seems to have comparable performance based on the game benchmark suite used (95 combinations of games and resolutions).

Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 980 Radeon R9 390X
GPU Name GM204 (GM204-400-A1) vs Grenada (Grenada XT)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 398 mm² vs 438 mm²
Transistors 5,200 million vs 6,200 million
Shaders 2048 vs 2816
Compute Units 16 vs 44
Core clock 1127 MHz vs 1050 MHz
ROPs 64 vs 64
TMUs 128 vs 176

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 980 Radeon R9 390X
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 512 bit
Memory Speed 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
vs 1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 8192 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 980 Radeon R9 390X
TDP 165 watts vs 275 watts
Release Date 19 Sep 2014 vs 18 Jun 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 980
    72.10 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 390X
    67.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 980
    144.30 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 390X
    184.80 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 980
    224.40 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 390X
    384.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 980
    4616.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 390X
    5914.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 980
    18720
  • Radeon R9 390X
    18860

Points (higher is better)


Game benchmarks

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    139
  • Radeon R9 390X
    138

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    97
  • Radeon R9 390X
    91

FPS (higher is better)

Alien Isolation

DX11, Max Detail, 2xMSAA 16xAF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    40
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 980
    80
  • Radeon R9 390X
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 980
    52
  • Radeon R9 390X
    42

FPS (higher is better)

Anno 2205

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xAA

  • GeForce GTX 980
    30
  • Radeon R9 390X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Ashes Of The Singularity

DX12, High Quality, 8m samples, 2xMSAA

  • GeForce GTX 980
    50
  • Radeon R9 390X
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Assassin's Creed: Unity

  • GeForce GTX 980
    37.7
  • Radeon R9 390X
    38.8

FPS (higher is better)

Assassin's Creed: Unity

  • GeForce GTX 980
    23
  • Radeon R9 390X
    24.8

FPS (higher is better)

Assassin's Creed: Unity

  • GeForce GTX 980
    23.1
  • Radeon R9 390X
    21.6

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 980
    130.5
  • Radeon R9 390X
    132

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 980
    80.3
  • Radeon R9 390X
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 980
    38.7
  • Radeon R9 390X
    42.3

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

  • GeForce GTX 980
    91.6
  • Radeon R9 390X
    83.9

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

  • GeForce GTX 980
    58.5
  • Radeon R9 390X
    56.8

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 4

  • GeForce GTX 980
    29.1
  • Radeon R9 390X
    29.6

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 980
    71
  • Radeon R9 390X
    68

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 980
    49
  • Radeon R9 390X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield Hardline

DX11, Ultra Quality, 4xMSAA,EP3 Gator Bait

  • GeForce GTX 980
    25
  • Radeon R9 390X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GeForce GTX 980
    125.5
  • Radeon R9 390X
    122.1

FPS (higher is better)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GeForce GTX 980
    95.6
  • Radeon R9 390X
    96.2

FPS (higher is better)

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

  • GeForce GTX 980
    56.6
  • Radeon R9 390X
    60.5

FPS (higher is better)

Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • GeForce GTX 980
    116.4
  • Radeon R9 390X
    112.7

FPS (higher is better)

Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • GeForce GTX 980
    79.7
  • Radeon R9 390X
    82.3

FPS (higher is better)

Civilization: Beyond Earth

  • GeForce GTX 980
    48.4
  • Radeon R9 390X
    52.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

  • GeForce GTX 980
    48.8
  • Radeon R9 390X
    51.6

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

  • GeForce GTX 980
    29.7
  • Radeon R9 390X
    33.6

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 3

  • GeForce GTX 980
    20.6
  • Radeon R9 390X
    23.2

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    56
  • Radeon R9 390X
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    43
  • Radeon R9 390X
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Dishonored 2

Ultra Quality,DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    30
  • Radeon R9 390X
    26

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 980
    114
  • Radeon R9 390X
    102

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 980
    73
  • Radeon R9 390X
    70

FPS (higher is better)

Doom (2016)

OpenGL, Ultra Quality, SMAA 1tx

  • GeForce GTX 980
    37
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 980
    99
  • Radeon R9 390X
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 980
    63
  • Radeon R9 390X
    49

FPS (higher is better)

Fallout 4

DX11, Ultra Details, Godrays, High shadows

  • GeForce GTX 980
    30
  • Radeon R9 390X
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 4

  • GeForce GTX 980
    78
  • Radeon R9 390X
    82.6

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 4

  • GeForce GTX 980
    52.3
  • Radeon R9 390X
    58.2

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry 4

  • GeForce GTX 980
    27.6
  • Radeon R9 390X
    31.8

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 980
    69
  • Radeon R9 390X
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 980
    49
  • Radeon R9 390X
    52

FPS (higher is better)

Far Cry Primal

DX11, Very High Settings

  • GeForce GTX 980
    26
  • Radeon R9 390X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    85
  • Radeon R9 390X
    89

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    55
  • Radeon R9 390X
    60

FPS (higher is better)

Gears of War 4

Ultra Quality,DX12, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    26
  • Radeon R9 390X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    59
  • Radeon R9 390X
    54

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    44
  • Radeon R9 390X
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Ghost Recon - Wildlands

Very high Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    25
  • Radeon R9 390X
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    88
  • Radeon R9 390X
    85

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    61
  • Radeon R9 390X
    61

FPS (higher is better)

Grand Theft Auto V

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    31
  • Radeon R9 390X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    62
  • Radeon R9 390X
    82

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    45
  • Radeon R9 390X
    64

FPS (higher is better)

Hitman (2016)

DX12, Ultra Quality, MSAA, 16x AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    24
  • Radeon R9 390X
    37

FPS (higher is better)

Mad Max

  • GeForce GTX 980
    117.3
  • Radeon R9 390X
    117.1

FPS (higher is better)

Mad Max

  • GeForce GTX 980
    76.6
  • Radeon R9 390X
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Mad Max

  • GeForce GTX 980
    38.4
  • Radeon R9 390X
    40.4

FPS (higher is better)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  • GeForce GTX 980
    96.4
  • Radeon R9 390X
    89

FPS (higher is better)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  • GeForce GTX 980
    69
  • Radeon R9 390X
    54.4

FPS (higher is better)

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  • GeForce GTX 980
    32.3
  • Radeon R9 390X
    27.4

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

  • GeForce GTX 980
    101.5
  • Radeon R9 390X
    109.7

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 980
    78
  • Radeon R9 390X
    82

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 980
    43
  • Radeon R9 390X
    44

FPS (higher is better)

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

DX11, Very High Detail

  • GeForce GTX 980
    27
  • Radeon R9 390X
    28

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    91
  • Radeon R9 390X
    92

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    57
  • Radeon R9 390X
    69

FPS (higher is better)

Resident Evil 7

Maximun Quality, DX11, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    28
  • Radeon R9 390X
    35

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    76
  • Radeon R9 390X
    76

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    56
  • Radeon R9 390X
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    28
  • Radeon R9 390X
    29

FPS (higher is better)

Ryse

  • GeForce GTX 980
    89.1
  • Radeon R9 390X
    96

FPS (higher is better)

Ryse

  • GeForce GTX 980
    64.5
  • Radeon R9 390X
    72.4

FPS (higher is better)

Ryse

  • GeForce GTX 980
    31.7
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36.3

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 980
    73
  • Radeon R9 390X
    78

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 980
    53
  • Radeon R9 390X
    53

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite 4

DX12 , Ultra Quality,16x AF,Ambient Occlusion,Tessellation

  • GeForce GTX 980
    32
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • GeForce GTX 980
    43.9
  • Radeon R9 390X
    36.6

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    48
  • Radeon R9 390X
    41

FPS (higher is better)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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

  • GeForce GTX 980
    28
  • Radeon R9 390X
    25

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 980
    71
  • Radeon R9 390X
    73

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 980
    52
  • Radeon R9 390X
    55

FPS (higher is better)

Thief 2014

DX11, Very High Details

  • GeForce GTX 980
    29
  • Radeon R9 390X
    30

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    67
  • Radeon R9 390X
    63

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    48
  • Radeon R9 390X
    46

FPS (higher is better)

Tom Clancy's The Division

DX11, Max Details, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    27
  • Radeon R9 390X
    27

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    72
  • Radeon R9 390X
    75

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    50
  • Radeon R9 390X
    58

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Warhammer

DX12, Max Detail, FXAA, 16:1 AF

  • GeForce GTX 980
    28
  • Radeon R9 390X
    32

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 980
    90.5
  • Radeon R9 390X
    82.3

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 980
    62.3
  • Radeon R9 390X
    59.9

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 980
    33.2
  • Radeon R9 390X
    33.2

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    52
  • Radeon R9 390X
    47

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    35
  • Radeon R9 390X
    33

FPS (higher is better)

Watch Dogs 2

Ultra Quality, Windows 10 x64

  • GeForce GTX 980
    19
  • Radeon R9 390X
    22

FPS (higher is better)