NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R7 430 OEM architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
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Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 1.0
Code name
Release date
22 September 2015
30 June 2016
Price now
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R7 430 OEM'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 R7 430 OEM's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
730 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
780 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
950 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
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Floating-point performance
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599.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R7 430 OEM 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
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PCIe 3.0 x8
Supplementary power connectors
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SLI options


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R7 430 OEM: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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28.8 GB/s
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 R7 430 OEM. 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.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
G-SYNC support

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R7 430 OEM, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12_1
12 (11_1)
Shader Model
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Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 384)
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 R7 430 OEM

Somewhat newer (30 June 2016 vs 22 September 2015)
Less power hungry (50 vs 330 watts)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or R7 430 OEM?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon R7 430 OEM is a desktop one.
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