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GeForce GTX 1070 Ti vs Radeon R9 280

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti features clock speeds of 1607 MHz on the GPU, and 2000 MHz on the 8192 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 2432 SPUs along with 152 TAUs and 64 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon R9 280, which features core speeds of 933 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 3072 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1792 SPUs as well as 112 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

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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 1070 Ti 19826 points
Radeon R9 280 7961 points
Difference: 11865 (149%)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 180 Watts
Radeon R9 280 250 Watts
Difference: 70 Watts (39%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti should be just a bit faster than the Radeon R9 280 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 262144 MB/sec
Radeon R9 280 240000 MB/sec
Difference: 22144 (9%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti will be much (about 134%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 280. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 244264 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 280 104496 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 139768 (134%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1070 Ti is a lot (about 244%) more effective at FSAA than the Radeon R9 280, and should be able to handle higher screen resolutions better. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 102848 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 280 29856 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 72992 (244%)

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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GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

Amazon.com

Radeon R9 280

Amazon.com

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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Radeon R9 280
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year November 2017 March 2014
Code Name GP104-300 Tahiti Pro
Memory 8192 MB 3072 MB
Core Speed 1607 MHz 933 MHz
Memory Speed 8000 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 180 watts 250 watts
Bandwidth 262144 MB/sec 240000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 244264 Mtexels/sec 104496 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 102848 Mpixels/sec 29856 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2432 1792
Texture Mapping Units 152 112
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 384-bit
Fab Process 16 nm 28 nm
Transistors 7200 million 4313 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (measured in megabytes per second) that can be transferred across the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR RAM, 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, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of colour ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1070 Ti

Amazon.com

Radeon R9 280

Amazon.com

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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