GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 290X 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

8.7

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 290X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 290X

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Higher memory bandwidth 320 GB/s vs 256.3 GB/s Around 25% higher memory bandwidth
Much better video composition score 112.58 frames/s vs 26.57 frames/s Around 4.2x better video composition score
Significantly more shading units 2,816 vs 1,920 896 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 176 vs 120 56 more texture mapping units
Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

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Generic GeForce GTX 1070

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Significantly better PassMark score 11,028 vs 7,331 More than 50% better PassMark score
Significantly higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Significantly higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
Much higher turbo clock speed 1,683 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 70% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
Much better PassMark direct compute score 6,724 vs 3,510 More than 90% better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 87.79 vs 73.87 Around 20% better fire strike factor score
Higher hitman: absolution framerate 69.85 vs 58.5 Around 20% higher hitman: absolution framerate
Much lower TDP 150W vs 300W 2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 290X vs GeForce GTX 1070

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
624.45 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1070
826.63 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
105.88 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1070
218.31 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 290X
2,415.99 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1070
1,725.35 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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