Radeon RX 470D vs GeForce GTX 980

Radeon RX 470D
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 21 Oct 2016
Radeon RX 470D
GeForce GTX 980
Memory: 4096Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 19 Sep 2014
GeForce GTX 980

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 470D

45 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 980 .
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.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 980

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 980

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 980

Based on theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon RX 470D GeForce GTX 980
GPU Name Ellesmere (Ellesmere LE) vs GM204 (GM204-400-A1)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 232 mm² vs 398 mm²
Transistors 5,700 million vs 5,200 million
Shaders 1792 vs 2048
Compute Units 28 vs 16
Core clock 926 MHz vs 1127 MHz
ROPs 32 vs 64
TMUs 112 vs 128

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 470D GeForce GTX 980
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 256 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1650 MHz
6600 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 4096 Mb vs 4096 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 470D GeForce GTX 980
TDP 120 watts vs 165 watts
Release Date 21 Oct 2016 vs 19 Sep 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 470D
    38.60 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    72.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 470D
    135.10 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    144.30 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 470D
    211.20 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 980
    224.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 470D
    4322.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 980
    4616.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better