GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290 vs 980M among all 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

Noise and Power

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

7

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 290 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 290  based on its gaming and benchmarks.

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Front view of Radeon R9 290

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290

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Much better 3DMark06 score 32,300 vs 12,562 More than 2.5x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 160.4 GB/s Around 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better PassMark score 7,049 vs 5,711 Around 25% better PassMark score
Better floating-point performance 4,800 GFLOPS vs 3,189 GFLOPS More than 50% better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 38,650 vs 34,695 More than 10% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher texture rate 152 GTexel/s vs 99.6 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,560 vs 1,536 1024 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 96 64 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Higher crysis 3 framerate 51 vs 43.25 Around 20% higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 980M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 26,811 vs 14,570 Around 85% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
More memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Higher clock speed 1,038 MHz vs 947 MHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 947 MHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Better face detection score 114.04 mPixels/s vs 89.33 mPixels/s Around 30% better face detection score
Higher memory clock speed 1,253 MHz vs 1,125 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290 vs GeForce GTX 980M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
540.64 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 980M
308.42 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
89.33 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 980M
114.04 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
2,474.12 frames/s
GeForce GTX 980M
1,433.83 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
3,355.58
GeForce GTX 980M
3,358.56

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290
3,713.44
GeForce GTX 980M
3,718.44

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Crysis 3

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Mobile GPU vs desktop gpu, and desktop gpu barely making it.
fucking hell
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