GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of R9 Nano vs 980 Ti 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

8.5

Overall Score

Winner
AMD Radeon R9 Nano 

GPUBoss recommends the AMD Radeon R9 Nano  based on its noise and power.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon R9 Nano

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon R9 Nano

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Much wider memory bus 4,096 bit vs 384 bit Around 10.8x wider memory bus
Significantly better floating-point performance 8,192 GFLOPS vs 5,632 GFLOPS More than 45% better floating-point performance
Significantly higher texture rate 256 GTexel/s vs 176 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Significantly more shading units 4,096 vs 2,816 1280 more shading units
Significantly more texture mapping units 256 vs 176 80 more texture mapping units
Lower TDP 175W vs 250W 30% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia 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
More memory 6,144 MB vs 4,096 MB 50% more memory
Significantly 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 cloud gate factor score 23.42 vs 21.71 Around 10% better cloud gate factor score
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 133.5 vs 116 More than 15% higher bioshock infinite framerate

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

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Battlefield 4

Bioshock Infinite

Metro: Last Light

Reviews Word on the street

Comments

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I would agree with these statements. I do hope AMD keeps bringing similar performing cards to the table though. I only wish they could do it quicker... the r9 nano has barely been released compared to the 900 series, and the 1000 series is just around the corner. The closer they truly compete, the faster they both seem to advance. Nvidia usually pulls further a head each time, but AMD biting at the heals keeps them going, and I love it. I love nvidia, but I also love small... if this r9 nano had been around when I was looking for my 970, I definitely would have paid more to get the nano. May not be as good as the ti, but doesn't have the memory issue of the 970, and is much faster. I like both of those benefits about the nano.
7000 mhz clock speed. something is incorrect here.
This is a lot closer then I expected. The new typ of RAM, HBM1, works a lot better then GDDR5. There's just more of it in the 980 Ti. Being a Green bleeder, I still think the 980 Ti is a better investment.
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