GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 FURY vs 980 Ti among Desktop GPUs over $400


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Performance per Watt

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Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti  based on its benchmarks and 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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Much wider memory bus 4,096 bit vs 384 bit Around 10.8x wider memory bus
Better floating-point performance 7,168 GFLOPS vs 5,632 GFLOPS More than 25% better floating-point performance
Much better bitcoin mining score 804.66 mHash/s vs 385.89 mHash/s More than 2x better bitcoin mining score
Higher texture rate 224 GTexel/s vs 176 GTexel/s More than 25% higher texture rate
More shading units 3,584 vs 2,816 768 more shading units
More texture mapping units 224 vs 176 48 more texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 980 Ti

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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
Significantly better PassMark score 11,318 vs 7,293 More than 55% better PassMark score
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Higher pixel rate 96 GPixel/s vs 64 GPixel/s 50% higher pixel rate
Much higher memory clock speed 1,753 MHz vs 500 MHz More than 3.5x higher memory clock speed
Significantly more render output processors 96 vs 64 32 more render output processors
Better manhattan score 8,926.12 vs 3,713.8 Around 2.5x better manhattan score
Better cloud gate factor score 23.42 vs 21.49 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score
Higher crysis 3 framerate 81 vs 64.5 More than 25% higher crysis 3 framerate
Lower TDP 250W vs 275W Around 10% lower TDP

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
804.66 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
385.89 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon R9 FURY
142.84 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
144.09 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Radeon R9 FURY  vs GeForce GTX 980 Ti 

ZOTAC overclocked their card out of the box with a relatively small overclock compared to other cards we've reviewed so far.
GeForce GTX 980 Ti


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That HBM is faster at the lower clock, the only thing you need to do with these cards is overclock the core to see significant gains.
True, but even Pan Am failed and it was a huge corporation. Even if my $300 purchase goes towards the engineers' coffee I feel good. As for the Fury, I definitely feel it was AMD testing the waters a bit and I'd say it was a success.
I don't know man, "help them out". AMD is a corporation, don't think they need any help. Whichever product provides better results for your specific use case should be your choice product. Honestly I was a little upset with this product, all it had going for it was the HBM memory and they went and put the memory clock super low. Not sure if this was needed or not. The only way to actually get higher bandwidth from HBM is to give it a high enough clock-rate that it outperforms regular gddr5. I assume there is an advantage on the Fury and Fury X when it comes to memory performance but I doubt it's by a large enough margin for this card to be seen as anything more than an experiment.
oh thanks !! which version i should buy of the r9 fury? and can you explain me plz the thing about the BUS that make it worth? i dont really understand this thing.
Nice build man! Considering your monitor does have that extra horizontal length, I would say the Fury X, all bias aside. If it was at the normal 1920x1080 then the 980 Ti has a very, VERY slight lead, like, 2 or 3 FPS on SOME games. The Fury X starts to pull ahead when you get above that 1920x1080 resolution. Next year, AMD is releasing it's Arctic Island GPUs as well as its ZEN processors, just something to consider. The prices on the Fury could very well drop but that's up to you if you want to wait.
so beast penguin, you seem to be the only one here to understand how the world turn :p so i need to ask you. im planning to play on this system (its my current build) and i need to change my graphic card cause FPS you know... so, if i want to spend 800$ CAD on a gpu, what i should buy? a GTX 980 TI or a Radeon r9 X fury? considering im playing on a 60hz monitor?
Ahh no... I'm not an AMD fanboy, your comment was just that bad. However, since you bring up fanboyism, I like competition but Nvidia is a very shitty company with shitty practices. I've had Nvidia hardware and enjoyed it, then I realized the shit they've pulled and I said no thanks. I'd rather give money to AMD and help them out. Edit: I'm pretty sure the only fanboy here is you. I usually don't comment on things like this and, in fact, created an account just to respond. Your statement was THAT arrogant. I didn't want readers to be misinformed. Keep suckin that Nvidia dong. Edit2: You actually convinced me to do the math for the memory bandwidth of both cards even though I knew the Fury would be higher. The Fury had 512Gb and the 980Ti was 168.288Gb. Surely even you can figure out which is higher.
I didn't know wtf im talking about lol
That ~10x wider memory bus is funnier. You do realize that the Fury uses HBM, therefore, the memory clock speed can be lower and the wider memory bus can help compensate. This helps improve the actual functioning and power usage of the card. Please ask questions when you don't know something.
I didn't know wtf im talking about lol
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