GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 280X vs 590 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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
Radeon R9 280X 

GPUBoss recommends the Radeon R9 280X  based on its 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
Generic Radeon R9 280X

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 6,000 MHz vs 3,416 MHz More than 75% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 608 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 5,809 vs 4,182 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 4,096 GFLOPS vs 2,488.4 GFLOPS Around 65% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 128 GTexel/s vs 77.8 GTexel/s Around 65% higher texture rate
Much better bitcoin mining score 468.39 mHash/s vs 107.24 mHash/s More than 4.2x better bitcoin mining score
Significantly more shading units 2,048 vs 1,024 Twice as many shading units
Significantly better sky diver factor score 380.99 vs 275.21 Around 40% better sky diver factor score
Much higher memory clock speed 1,500 MHz vs 854 MHz More than 75% higher memory clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 3,677 vs 1,379 Around 2.8x better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly lower TDP 250W vs 365W More than 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 590

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 590

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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 25,420 vs 11,255 More than 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark06 score 33,520 vs 28,452 Around 20% better 3DMark06 score
Many more render output processors 96 vs 32 Three times as many render output processors
Higher memory bandwidth 328 GB/s vs 288 GB/s Around 15% higher memory bandwidth
Much wider memory bus 768 bit vs 384 bit 2x wider memory bus
Slightly higher pixel rate 38.92 GPixel/s vs 32 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 280X vs GeForce GTX 590

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
468.39 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 590
107.24 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
95.62 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 590
30.92 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
1,924.31 frames/s
GeForce GTX 590
1,116.13 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,356.04
GeForce GTX 590
3,357.39

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 280X
3,709.16
GeForce GTX 590
3,606.19

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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