GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 1070 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

8.4

Overall Score

Winner
GeForce GTX 1070 

GPUBoss recommends the GeForce GTX 1070  based on its benchmarks, compute performance and noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 280X

Reasons to consider the
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Higher memory bandwidth 288 GB/s vs 256.3 GB/s More than 10% higher memory bandwidth
Wider memory bus 384 bit vs 256 bit 50% wider memory bus
Better ocean surface simulation score 1,924.31 frames/s vs 1,725.35 frames/s More than 10% better ocean surface simulation score
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

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Much better PassMark score 11,028 vs 5,809 Around 90% better PassMark score
Much higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 850 MHz More than 75% higher clock speed
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 3,072 MB Around 2.8x more memory
Much better T-Rex score 7,947.59 vs 3,355.56 More than 2.2x better T-Rex score
Much higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 6,000 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Better floating-point performance 5,783 GFLOPS vs 4,096 GFLOPS More than 40% better floating-point performance
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 70% higher turbo clock speed
Higher texture rate 180.7 GTexel/s vs 128 GTexel/s More than 40% higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 64 vs 32 Twice as many render output processors
Much higher thief framerate 88.5 vs 33.6 Around 2.8x higher thief framerate
Significantly better fire strike factor score 87.79 vs 62.73 Around 40% better fire strike factor score
Much better PassMark direct compute score 6,724 vs 3,677 Around 85% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,500 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 250W 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 1070

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
468.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1070
826.86 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
89.19 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1070
150.58 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,355.56
GeForce GTX 1070
7,947.59

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
2,397.3
GeForce GTX 1070
8,859.29

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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