AMD Radeon R9 390 X2 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

AMD Radeon R9 390 X2
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
not rated
 
Architecture
GCN 2.0
 
Pascal
Code name
Grenada
 
Pascal GP104 SLI
Type
Desktop
 
Laptop
Release date
3 September 2015
 
16 August 2016
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,399
 
n/d

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
2x 2560
 
4096
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
1443 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
1645 MHz
Transistor count
6,200 million
 
14400 Million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
16 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
580 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
2x 160.0 GTexel / s billion / sec
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
2x 5,120 gflops
 
n/d

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.
Laptop size
n/d
 
large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
4x 8-pin
 
n/d

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
2x 512 Bit
 
2x 256 Bit
Memory clock speed
5400 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
2x 345.6 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
n/d
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
n/d
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

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.
3D Vision
-
 
+
GPU Boost
n/d
 
+
VR Ready
n/d
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
n/d
 
+
GeForce Experience
n/d
 
+
Surround
n/d
 
+
Multi-Projection
n/d
 
+
Multi Monitor
n/d
 
+
Adaptive Vertical Sync
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_0)
 
DirectX 12 (FL 12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
n/d
Vulkan
-
 
+

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 390 X2 and GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
57 Mh/s
 
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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)
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
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)
Multi Monitor
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)
3D Vision
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)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
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.
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