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GeForce RTX 2060 Super vs Radeon R9 390 8G

Intro

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super features a clock frequency of 1470 MHz and a GDDR6 memory frequency of 14000 MHz. It also makes use of a 256-bit bus, and uses a 12 nm design. It is made up of 2176 SPUs, 136 Texture Address Units, and 64 ROPs.

Compare all that to the Radeon R9 390 8G, which comes with a clock frequency of 1000 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1500 MHz. It also features a 512-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It is comprised of 2560 SPUs, 160 Texture Address Units, and 64 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 175 Watts
Radeon R9 390 8G 275 Watts
Difference: 100 Watts (57%)

Memory Bandwidth

In theory, the GeForce RTX 2060 Super should be a small bit faster than the Radeon R9 390 8G in general. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 458752 MB/sec
Radeon R9 390 8G 384000 MB/sec
Difference: 74752 (19%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce RTX 2060 Super should be quite a bit (approximately 25%) more effective at AF than the Radeon R9 390 8G. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 199920 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 390 8G 160000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 39920 (25%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high resolution is important to you, then the GeForce RTX 2060 Super is a better choice, by a large margin. (explain)

GeForce RTX 2060 Super 94080 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 390 8G 64000 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 30080 (47%)

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 RTX 2060 Super

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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.

Specifications

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Model GeForce RTX 2060 Super Radeon R9 390 8G
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year July 2019 June 2015
Code Name TU106-410-A1 Grenada PRO
Memory 8192 MB 8192 MB
Core Speed 1470 MHz 1000 MHz
Memory Speed 14000 GB/s 6000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 175 watts 275 watts
Bandwidth 458752 MB/sec 384000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 199920 Mtexels/sec 160000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 94080 Mpixels/sec 64000 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 2176 2560
Texture Mapping Units 136 160
Render Output Units 64 64
Bus Type GDDR6 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 512-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 10800 million 6200 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 ×16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 12.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. The number is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses 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 high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card could possibly record to its 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 speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce RTX 2060 Super

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Radeon R9 390 8G

Amazon.com

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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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