GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 390 vs 980 among GPUs between $200 and $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

8.9

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980  based on its 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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Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
More shading units 2,560 vs 2,048 512 more shading units
More texture mapping units 160 vs 128 32 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 980

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,000 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 77.82 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 165W vs 275W 40% lower TDP
Slightly higher metro: last light framerate 83.5 vs 75 More than 10% higher metro: last light framerate

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 390 vs GeForce GTX 980

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Bioshock Infinite

Metro: Last Light

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 390  vs GeForce GTX 980 

8.6
9.7
I'm also reviewing the ASUS GTX 980 STRIX right now, and with 0 dBA in idle and 30 dBA while gaming, it is just as quiet as the MSI Gaming.
GeForce GTX 980

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Comments

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The GTX980 only has 4GB NOT 8GB, I have two GTX980's and a single R9 390, the R9 390 is better than a single GTX980.
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