NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon R9 M270
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 M270 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
22 September 2015
1 April 2014
GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 M270'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 R9 M270's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 M270 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.
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 M270: 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.
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 M270. 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.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon R9 M270, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1), Shader 5.0
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile
Much newer (22 September 2015 vs 1 April 2014)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 640)
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 R9 M270
We are unaware of any advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M270 over NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile.
So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or R9 M270?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and AMD Radeon R9 M270. We've got no test results to judge.
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