GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 FURY vs 970 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

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

AMD Radeon R9 FURY 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 FURY

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 FURY

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Much higher memory bandwidth 512 GB/s vs 224.4 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly better floating-point performance 7,168 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Much wider memory bus 4,096 bit vs 256 bit 16x wider memory bus
Significantly higher texture rate 224 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Many more shading units 3,584 vs 1,664 1920 more shading units
Many more texture mapping units 224 vs 104 120 more texture mapping units
Better 3DMark06 score 17,543 vs 15,071 More than 15% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly better face detection score 142.84 mPixels/s vs 102.43 mPixels/s Around 40% better face detection score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 64.5 fps vs 50.6 fps More than 25% higher crysis 3 framerate
More render output processors 64 vs 56 8 more render output processors
Slightly higher battlefield 4 framerate 101 vs 88.6 Around 15% higher battlefield 4 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 970

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970

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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
Better PassMark score 8,563 vs 7,293 More than 15% better PassMark score
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 3.5x higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 148W vs 275W More than 45% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon R9 FURY vs GeForce GTX 970

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
804.66 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
485.85 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
142.84 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
102.43 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
GeForce GTX 970

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 FURY  vs GeForce GTX 970 

Today, we're reviewing the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SuperClocked ACX, a non-reference design, factory-overclocked GTX 970 graphics card, which comes with a custom-design PCB, and the company's signature ACX cooler, which features an aluminium stack heatsink that uses a trio of copper heat pipes, to draw heat directly from the GPU die, and dissipate it under the airflow of two 80 mm fans.
GeForce GTX 970


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