GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 390 vs 1070 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

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 390

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 390

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Much wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
More shading units 2,560 vs 1,920 640 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 120 40 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1070

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Generic GeForce GTX 1070

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,506 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 11,028 vs 7,942 Around 40% better PassMark score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 8,008 MHz vs 6,000 MHz Around 35% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher pixel rate 96.4 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s More than 50% higher pixel rate
Much higher bioshock infinite framerate 132.5 vs 59 Around 2.2x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Better floating-point performance 5,783 GFLOPS vs 5,120 GFLOPS Around 15% better floating-point performance
Much better PassMark direct compute score 6,724 vs 3,904 More than 70% better PassMark direct compute score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 2,002 MHz vs 1,500 MHz Around 35% higher memory clock speed
Better fire strike factor score 87.79 vs 72.81 More than 20% better fire strike factor score
Higher texture rate 180.7 GTexel/s vs 160 GTexel/s Around 15% higher texture rate
Better T-Rex score 12.83 frames/s vs 11.11 frames/s More than 15% better T-Rex score
Significantly lower TDP 150W vs 275W More than 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 390 vs GeForce GTX 1070

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
607.36 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1070
826.86 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
120.3 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1070
218.42 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390
3,168.89 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1070
2,378.75 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Metro: Last Light

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