GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 295X2 vs 980 Ti among Desktop GPUs over $400

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

9.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti  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 295X2

Reasons to consider the
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Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much better floating-point performance 11,466 GFLOPS vs 5,632 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Much higher texture rate 358.4 GTexel/s vs 176 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
More memory 8,192 MB vs 6,144 MB Around 35% more memory
Many more shading units 5,632 vs 2,816 Twice as many shading units
Many more texture mapping units 352 vs 176 Twice as many texture mapping units
Higher pixel rate 130.4 GPixel/s vs 96 GPixel/s More than 35% higher pixel rate
Significantly more render output processors 128 vs 96 32 more render output processors
Better video composition score 79.34 frames/s vs 38.33 frames/s More than 2x better video composition score
Wider memory bus 1,024 bit vs 384 bit Around 2.8x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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Significantly better PassMark score 11,341 vs 7,435 Around 55% better PassMark score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better PassMark direct compute score 6,441 vs 3,441 More than 85% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 250W vs 500W 2x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 295X2 vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
614.07 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
349.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
116.41 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
143.47 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
1,997.66 frames/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
1,713.4 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
651.4 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
1,400.05 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 295X2
10.68 frames/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
10.79 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 295X2  vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

8.6
9.5
ZOTAC overclocked their card out of the box with a relatively small overclock compared to other cards we've reviewed so far.
GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Comments

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I understood 2 thing 1: 295X2 Is Way Better Than 980 Ti 2. In This Website If A Amd Manages To Lose An Nvidia Then Gpu Boss Somehow make nvidia stand again by putting this score better 3d mark score blah etc but not same in case of AmD
and you're just stupid
Dude, you're a tool. nvidia is just better at gaming. Period.
so how you explain the difference between GTX 680 and GTX 690?
980ti better in all than 295x2? lol xD its not possible!
Test results are test results, how can they "favers nvidia" lol ?
The PSU is not the Problem. The energy cost is to high.
wow uhm this site really favors nvidia lol i own nvidia cards but im finding one of these behemoth cards and using some vsync shiz and im gonna sit on my thrown while a old amd card beats all nvidia cards ever made. cudos amd im a supporter
We are comparing a card that is how old to a brand new card? The 295x2 was released in 2014 and it is two gpu's that are 2 years old on one board. I would hope that the Nvidia main stream flagship gpu would beat the 295x2 considering it's a year and half later.
There have only really been issues with AAA games at launch with the 295x2. Although if you're dumb enough to buy those then you deserve the worse card, so get a 980ti.
But why? An 850w psu costs like $20 more than a 450w one
I had this beast of a card and itll run off of a 850 watt psu....most folks have almost that anyways...i have a 750 watt in my gtx 960 rig
Wow... That's so dumb... Thanks for explaining it to me though.
There are a lot of reasons why the 980ti is the better card.Ya sure the 295x2 has the highest fps in 80% of games but not by that much, but with MUCH higher minimum fps, no crossfire issues that can cause micro stuttering, lower wattage (so you can save money on your psu) makes the 980ti a better option and you get a more enjoyable gaming experience.
Because gpuboss.com only shows bench results for one gpu core , which means all dual gpu cards featured are actually twice as fast . For example , the r9 295x2 is 2 r9 290Xs , so the site shows the results for a 290x . A 980 ti beats a 290x.
Yes, but the massive TDP from the R9 295X2 with 500Watts is too much for me...
So if the 980 ti has about 90-95% of the performance of the Titan X, how exactly does it beat the 295x2, which is generally better than the Titan X? It also should have way more overclocking potential being liquid cooled out of the box (I know there are a couple 980 ti's that are liquid cooled, but most aren't). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvDQzYhP05k
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