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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 280

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Higher memory bandwidth 240 GB/s vs 192.3 GB/s Around 25% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 3,344 GFLOPS vs 2,257.9 GFLOPS Around 50% better floating-point performance
More memory 3,072 MB vs 2,048 MB 50% more memory
More shading units 1,792 vs 1,152 640 more shading units
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
More texture mapping units 112 vs 96 16 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 760

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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Higher clock speed 980 MHz vs 827 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,032 MHz vs 933 MHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 170W vs 200W 15% lower TDP

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 280  vs GeForce GTX 760 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

Radeon R9 280
240 GB/s
GeForce GTX 760
192.3 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R9 280
29.86 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 760
23.52 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

Radeon R9 280
104.5 GTexel/s
GeForce GTX 760
94.1 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 280
3,344 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 760
2,257.9 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Radeon R9 280  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Tahiti GK116
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 827 MHz 980 MHz
Turbo clock speed 933 MHz 1,032 MHz
Is dual GPU No No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 1,792 1,152
Texture mapping units 112 96
Render output processors 32 32
Pixel rate 29.86 GPixel/s 23.52 GPixel/s
Texture rate 104.5 GTexel/s 94.1 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 3,344 GFLOPS 2,257.9 GFLOPS


Radeon R9 280  vs
GeForce GTX 760 
Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,502 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz 6,008 MHz
Memory bus 384 bit 256 bit
Memory 3,072 MB 2,048 MB
Memory type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 240 GB/s 192.3 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 200W 170W

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Showing 11 comments.
Nvidia on top: Oh look, Nvidia is the clear winner! AMD on top: Hmm, I think we should run these tests again... standby, no contest for now! Come on, GPUBoss. If you're going to demonstrate bias, at least be subtle about it.
Hmm, thats a low difference. Where i live 280 is arround $400 and the 760 is $500. And thats the normal versions of these Video Cards. If i consider the Superclocked and X versions, it would be much higher.
R9 280 ASUS Crossfire runs a dream on my PC, better than 93% of all gaming computers tested on Firestrike 3DMark. Only $200 a pop.
So it is more like "WTF AMD????"
Nvidia made the GTX 760 too weak couldn't even beat a GTX 670 at stock speed. I remember the GTX 660 beat out the GTX 570 what can't they make the GTX 760 a bit stronger than the GTX 670
and my runs at 1050/1500 easy :)
Not really. The R9 280 is the clear winner. It wins on 5 out of 6 points in the features, has more memory, and is considerably less expensive than the 760.
Wat.. R9 280X is $240 and R9 280 is $260? lawl
such pain~ ... where i live, the gtx 760 is $353.80 when R9 280 is $262.21 WTF nvidia?!.. and even more suprise the GTX 770 is $421.84 and the R9 280X is $ 239.81 again WTF nvidia...?!
Neck and...... neck.
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