GeForce RTX 3070 vs Radeon R9 280X

GeForce RTX 3070
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR6DESKTOP
Release date: 1 Sep 2020
GeForce RTX 3070
Radeon R9 280X
Memory: 3072Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 8 Oct 2013
Radeon R9 280X

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce RTX 3070

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports DirectX Raytracing (DXR)
Supports Deep Learning Super-Sampling (DLSS)

Reasons to consider Radeon R9 280X

Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports Mantle
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce RTX 3070

HWBench recommends GeForce RTX 3070

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce RTX 3070Radeon R9 280X
GPU NameGA104 (GA104-300-A1)vsTahiti (Tahiti XTL)
Fab Process8 nmvs28 nm
Die Size392 mm²vs352 mm²
Transistors17,400 millionvs4,313 million
Shaders5888vs2048
Compute Units46vs32
Core clock1500 MHzvs850 MHz
ROPs64vs32
TMUs184vs128

Memory Configuration

GeForce RTX 3070Radeon R9 280X
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs384 bit
Memory Speed1750 MHz
14 Gbps effective
vs1500 MHz
6000 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs3072 Mb

Additional details

GeForce RTX 3070Radeon R9 280X
TDP220 wattsvs250 watts
Release Date1 Sep 2020vs8 Oct 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    110.40 GP/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    317.40 GT/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    109.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    448.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R9 280X
    288.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce RTX 3070
    20310.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R9 280X
    3482.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better