NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs AMD Radeon R5 Graphics

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
2.83
 
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Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
GCN 2.0
Code name
GM200
 
Spectre SL
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
2 June 2015
 
17 September 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
$649
 
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Price now
$728
 
$466

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics'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 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2816
 
256
CUDA cores
2816
 
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Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
497 MHz
Boost Clock
1075 MHz
 
720 MHz
Transistor count
8,000 million
 
2,410 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
250 Watt
 
15 Watt
Texture fill rate
176 billion/sec
 
7.952
Floating-point performance
6,060 gflops
 
388.1 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics 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).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
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Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
IGP
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
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Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
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Recommended system power (PSU)
600 Watt
 
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Supplementary power connectors
6-pin + 8-pin
 
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SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics: 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
6 GB
 
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Memory bus width
384 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
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Memory bandwidth
336.5 GB/s
 
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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 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics. 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
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
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Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
 
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Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
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HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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G-SYNC support
+
 
-
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
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Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GameStream
+
 
-
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
-
GPU Boost
2.0
 
no data
GameWorks
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_0)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
1.1.126
 
1.2.131
CUDA
+
 
-

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R5 Graphics. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
784 Mh/s
 
no data
Decred / DCR (Decred)
2.4 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
21.57 Mh/s
 
no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.7 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
461 Sol/s
 
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Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti

Somewhat newer (2 June 2015 vs 17 September 2014)
More pipelines (2816 vs 256)
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 R5 Graphics

Less power hungry (15 vs 250 watts)

So, GTX 980 Ti or R5 Graphics?

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