GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 285 vs 970 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

7.7

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  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 285

Reasons to consider the
XFX Radeon R9 285

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Slightly more shading units 1,792 vs 1,664 128 more shading units
Slightly more texture mapping units 112 vs 104 8 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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Significantly better PassMark score 8,563 vs 5,549 Around 55% better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,500 MHz More than 25% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 4,096 MB vs 2,048 MB 2x more memory
Higher memory bandwidth 224.4 GB/s vs 176 GB/s Around 30% higher memory bandwidth
Higher clock speed 1,050 MHz vs 918 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher pixel rate 58.8 GPixel/s vs 29.38 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 56 vs 32 24 more render output processors
Significantly better fire strike factor score 72.7 vs 50.84 Around 45% better fire strike factor score
Better T-Rex score 8.69 frames/s vs 6.37 frames/s More than 35% better T-Rex score
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 4,375 vs 2,442 Around 80% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,375 MHz More than 25% higher memory clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,178 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Lower TDP 148W vs 190W More than 20% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 285 vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
391.4 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
212.39 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
72.8 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
105.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
1,474.63 frames/s
GeForce GTX 970
1,225.93 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
3,355.84
GeForce GTX 970
3,358.38

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 285
3,715.04
GeForce GTX 970
3,715.92

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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LOL
nice profile pic :3
When are we going to see the benchmarks? :D
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