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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 FURY X2

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 FURY X2

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Much wider memory bus 8,192 bit vs 256 bit 32x wider memory bus
Is dual GPU Yes vs No About half of graphics cards are dual GPU
Much better floating-point performance 17,204 GFLOPS vs 4,981 GFLOPS Around 3.5x better floating-point performance
Many more shading units 8,192 vs 2,048 6144 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 512 vs 128 384 more texture mapping units
Significantly more memory 8,192 MB vs 4,096 MB 2x more memory
Much higher pixel rate 134.4 GPixel/s vs 77.82 GPixel/s Around 75% higher pixel rate
Many more render output processors 128 vs 64 Twice as many render output processors
Front view of GeForce GTX 980

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 980

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Much higher effective memory clock speed 7,012 MHz vs 1,000 MHz More than 7x higher effective memory clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 3.5x higher memory clock speed
Slightly higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,050 MHz More than 5% higher clock speed

Features Key features of the Radeon R9 FURY X2  vs GeForce GTX 980 

effective memory clock speed Frequency at which memory can be read from and written to

Radeon R9 FURY X2
1,000 MHz
GeForce GTX 980
7,012 MHz

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

Radeon R9 FURY X2
134.4 GPixel/s
GeForce GTX 980
77.82 GPixel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

Radeon R9 FURY X2
17,204 GFLOPS
GeForce GTX 980
4,981 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes

render output processors GPU commponents responsible for transform pixels as they flow between memory buffers

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

Radeon R9 FURY X2  vs
GeForce GTX 980 
GPU brand AMD Nvidia
GPU name Fiji GM204
Market Desktop Desktop
Clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,127 MHz
Is dual GPU Yes No
Reference card None None

raw performance

Shading units 8,192 2,048
Texture mapping units 512 128
Render output processors 128 64
Pixel rate 134.4 GPixel/s 77.82 GPixel/s
Floating-point performance 17,204 GFLOPS 4,981 GFLOPS

memory

Radeon R9 FURY X2  vs
GeForce GTX 980 
Memory clock speed 500 MHz 1,753 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 1,000 MHz 7,012 MHz
Memory bus 8,192 bit 256 bit
Memory 8,192 MB 4,096 MB

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