NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti vs AMD Radeon R7 260X
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X'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 R7 260X'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)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X 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).
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
10.5" (26.7 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Recommended system power (PSU)
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin + 8-pin
1 x 6-pin
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X: 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
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X. 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.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 980 Ti 54.01 +349%
R7 260X 12.03
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 980 Ti 16961 +287.2%
R7 260X 4380
GTX 980 Ti 13750 +348.8%
R7 260X 3064
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
784 Mh/s +248.4%
225 Mh/s −248.4%
Decred / DCR (Decred)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
21.57 Mh/s +318%
5.16 Mh/s −318%
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
349% faster (about 4.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (2 June 2015 vs 8 October 2013)
Wider memory bus (384 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2816 vs 896)
Higher memory bandwidth (336.5 vs 104 GB/s)
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 260X
Cheaper ($139 vs $649)
Less power hungry (115 vs 250 watts)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
So, GTX 980 Ti or R7 260X?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R7 260X, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.