NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon Vega 6 Mobile Efficient

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon Vega 6 Mobile Efficient architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
7.24
 
no data
Architecture
Maxwell
 
GCN 5.0
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Raven
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
22 September 2015
 
23 April 2018
Price now
$301
 
$786

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon Vega 6 Mobile Efficient'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 Vega 6 Mobile Efficient's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
384
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
300 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
1011 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
4,940 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
24.26

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon Vega 6 Mobile Efficient 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
 
no data
Interface
no data
 
IGP
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon Vega 6 Mobile Efficient: 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
 
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
no data
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
no data
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
no data

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon Vega 6 Mobile Efficient. 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
no data
 
No outputs
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon Vega 6 Mobile Efficient, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
12 (12_1)
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

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 Vega 6 Mobile Efficient

Much newer (23 April 2018 vs 22 September 2015)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (15 vs 330 watts)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or Vega 6 Mobile Efficient?

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