GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 FURY vs 970 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

9.8

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 970  based on its noise and power.

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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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Significantly better floating-point performance 7,168 GFLOPS vs 3,494 GFLOPS More than 2x better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 224 GTexel/s vs 109.2 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Better 3DMark06 score 17,543 vs 15,071 More than 15% better 3DMark06 score
Much wider memory bus 4,096 bit vs 256 bit 16x wider memory bus
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
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
Higher crysis 3 framerate 64.5 vs 52.8 More than 20% higher crysis 3 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
Much better T-Rex score 40,155.96 vs 3,355.88 Around 12x better T-Rex score
Better PassMark score 8,570 vs 7,293 Around 20% better PassMark score
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 3.5x higher memory clock speed
Significantly 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
800.52 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 970
479.06 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
142.56 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 970
148.39 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
3,355.88
GeForce GTX 970
40,155.96

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
3,714.16
GeForce GTX 970
3,711.8

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 

9.2
9.7
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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