NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.33
 
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Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN 1.2/2.0
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Stoney Ridge
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
22 September 2015
 
1 June 2016
Price now
$301
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)'s general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge)'s performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
192
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
600 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
15 Watt

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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
 
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SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge): 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
 
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Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
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Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
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Shared memory
-
 
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge). As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge), sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_0)
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge). Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 58.86 +2002.1%
R4 (Stoney Ridge) 2.80

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 155238 +4444.4%
R4 (Stoney Ridge) 3416

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 18339 +4688.3%
R4 (Stoney Ridge) 383

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 25453 +4265.9%
R4 (Stoney Ridge) 583

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 33169 +3308.9%
R4 (Stoney Ridge) 973

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 980 SLI Mobile 47704 +1776.6%
R4 (Stoney Ridge) 2542

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R4 (Stoney Ridge) are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

2002.1% faster (about 21 times) in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 192)
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 R4 (Stoney Ridge)

Somewhat newer (1 June 2016 vs 22 September 2015)
Less power hungry (15 vs 330 watts)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or R4 (Stoney Ridge)?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.
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