GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 390X vs 980 Mobile 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

8.1

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 390X 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 390X  based on its benchmarks.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 390X

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 390X

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Better floating-point performance 5,914 GFLOPS vs 4,358 GFLOPS More than 35% better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 184.8 GTexel/s vs 136.2 GTexel/s More than 35% higher texture rate
More shading units 2,816 vs 2,048 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 176 vs 128 48 more texture mapping units
Wider memory bus 512 bit vs 256 bit 2x wider memory bus
Front view of GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Mobile

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Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 45,345.5 vs 40,697 More than 10% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 6,000 MHz More than 15% higher effective memory clock speed
Better particle simulation score 1,093.24 mInteraction/s vs 732.29 mInteraction/s Around 50% better particle simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 1,500 MHz More than 15% higher memory clock speed
Better cloud gate factor score 22.51 vs 21.17 More than 5% better cloud gate factor score
Significantly lower TDP 165W vs 275W 40% lower TDP
Slightly higher crysis 3 framerate 60.55 fps vs 56.1 fps Around 10% higher crysis 3 framerate

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390X
683.57 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
579.41 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390X
114.29 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
110.01 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 390X
2,911.86 frames/s
GeForce GTX 980 Mobile
1,832.57 frames/s

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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