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GeForce GTX 970 vs Radeon R9 380X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 970 uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core frequency at 1050 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a speed of 1750 MHz on this model. It features 1664 SPUs along with 104 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 380X, which comes with clock speeds of 970 MHz on the GPU, and 1425 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2048 SPUs along with 128 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 970 10867 points
Radeon R9 380X 9519 points
Difference: 1348 (14%)

Ethereum Mining Hash Rate

GeForce GTX 970 19 Mh/s
Radeon R9 380X 19 Mh/s
Difference: 0 (0%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 970 145 Watts
Radeon R9 380X 190 Watts
Difference: 45 Watts (31%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 970 is 23% quicker than the Radeon R9 380X overall, due to its higher bandwidth. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970 224000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 380X 182400 MB/sec
Difference: 41600 (23%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 380X will be just a bit (approximately 14%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 970. (explain)

Radeon R9 380X 124160 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 970 109200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 14960 (14%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 970 is the winner, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce GTX 970 67200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 380X 31040 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 36160 (116%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 970 Radeon R9 380X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2014 November 2015
Code Name GM204-200 Tonga XT
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1050 MHz 970 MHz
Memory Speed 7000 MHz 5700 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 145 watts 190 watts
Bandwidth 224000 MB/sec 182400 MB/sec
Texel Rate 109200 Mtexels/sec 124160 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 67200 Mpixels/sec 31040 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1664 2048
Texture Mapping Units 104 128
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 5200 million 5000 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.2 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transported across the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly record to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 970

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Radeon R9 380X

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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