GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 FURY vs 980 among Desktop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

8

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 FURY 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 FURY  based on its benchmarks.

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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
Better floating-point performance 7,168 GFLOPS vs 4,981 GFLOPS Around 45% better floating-point performance
Much higher hitman: absolution framerate 77 vs 68.3 Around 15% higher hitman: absolution framerate
Much wider memory bus 4,096 bit vs 256 bit 16x wider memory bus
Higher texture rate 224 GTexel/s vs 155.6 GTexel/s Around 45% higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 3,584 vs 2,048 1536 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 224 vs 128 96 more texture mapping units
Higher crysis 3 framerate 64.5 fps vs 58.3 fps More than 10% higher crysis 3 framerate
Front view of GeForce GTX 980

Reasons to consider the
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
Higher clock speed 1,127 MHz vs 1,000 MHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 3.5x higher memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 77.82 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s More than 20% higher pixel rate
Slightly better cloud gate factor score 22.51 vs 21.49 Around 5% better cloud gate factor score
Significantly lower TDP 165W vs 275W 40% lower TDP

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

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Crysis 3

Metro: Last Light

Hitman: Absolution

Crysis 3 1920 x 1080 - Very High preset + 16xAF + 2xSMAA

Radeon R9 FURY
64.5 fps
GeForce GTX 980
58.3 fps

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon R9 FURY  vs GeForce GTX 980 

9.2
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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