AMD Radeon R9 270 1024SP vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Price now 301$
Games supported 99%
GTX 980 SLI Mobile
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed 1126
  • Max video memory 2x 8192 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 3500
  • Maximum resolution
R9 270 1024SP
Radeon R9 270 1024SP
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 900 MHz
  • Max video memory 2 GB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 4800 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 40%

General info

GPU architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters compared.

Place in performance ranking86not rated
Value for money70.44no data
ArchitectureMaxwell (2014−2018)GCN 1.0 (2012−2020)
GPU code nameN16E-GXX SLIPitcairn
Market segmentLaptopDesktop
Release date22 September 2015 (7 years old)13 March 2015 (8 years old)
Current price$301 no data
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost 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. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores40961024
Core clock speed1126 MHz900 MHz
Boost clock speed1228 MHz925 MHz
Number of transistors10400 Million2,800 million
Manufacturing process technology28 nm28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)330 Watt150 Watt
Texture fill rateno data59.20
Floating-point performanceno data1,894 gflops

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 270 1024SP 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 sizelargeno data
Interfaceno dataPCIe 3.0 x16
Widthno data2-slot
Supplementary power connectorsno data1x 6-pin
SLI options+no data


Parameters of VRAM installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Integrated GPUs have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2x 8 GB2 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed3500 MHz4800 MHz
Memory bandwidthno data153.6 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 (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). 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 Connectorsno data2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMIno data+
G-SYNC support+no data

API support

List of supported graphics and general-purpose computing APIs, including their specific versions.

DirectX12_112 (11_1)
Shader Modelno data5.1
OpenGLno data4.6
OpenCLno data1.2
Vulkanno data1.2.131
CUDA+no data

Advantages and disadvantages

Recency 22 September 2015 13 March 2015
Pipelines / CUDA cores 4096 1024
Power consumption (TDP) 330 Watt 150 Watt

We couldn't decide between GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 270 1024SP. We've got no test results to judge.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon R9 270 1024SP is a desktop one.

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