AMD Radeon R9 390 X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
Comparison of Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Pascal GP104 SLI
3 September 2015
16 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile'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
160.0 GTexel / s
2x 5,120 gflops
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile 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.
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile: 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
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
345.6 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile.
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Adaptive Vertical Sync
APIs supported by Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 390 X2
Wider memory bus (512 vs 256 bit)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile
Somewhat newer (16 August 2016 vs 3 September 2015)
More pipelines (4096 vs 2560)
Finer manufacturing process technology (16 vs 28 nm)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)
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)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround
So, R9 390 X2 or GTX 1070 SLI Mobile?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 390 X2 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that Radeon R9 390 X2 is a desktop card while GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.