NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon Pro 570X

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
5.37
 
no data
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN 4.0
GPU code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Polaris 20
Market segment
Laptop
 
Workstation
Launch date
22 September 2015 (5 years ago)
 
18 March 2019 (2 years ago)
Price now
$301
 
$2299

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
4096
 
1792
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
1000 MHz
Boost clock
1228 MHz
 
1105 MHz
Number of transistors
10400 Million
 
5,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
330 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
123.8

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon Pro 570X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
large
 
no data
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
None
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
6800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
217.6 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
no data
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
no data
 
6.4
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6
OpenCL
no data
 
2.0
Vulkan
-
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
-

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Cheaper ($301 vs $2299)

More pipelines (4096 vs 1792)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Advantages of AMD Radeon Pro 570X

Much newer (18 March 2019 vs 22 September 2015)

Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)

Lower power consumption (120W vs 330W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better CPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and AMD Radeon Pro 570X. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon Pro 570X is a workstation one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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